Agriculture

Volusia County's agricultural history

Volusia County’s farm and ranch families produce a bounty of agricultural products, managing a large portion of our county's land base and serving as caretakers of our natural resources and diverse ecosystems.

  • The annual economic impact of Volusia County's agriculture and natural resources industries is $781 million, representing 3 percent of the county’s economic activity.
  • The county’s 1,114 farms cover more than 229,000 acres and produce agricultural products including fruit, vegetables, honey, cattle, hay, sod, fish, timber and plants.
     

2016 FARM TOUR

Explore Volusia County's diverse farming operations during the 35th annual Farm Tour, set for Friday, Nov. 18.  

Schedule

Cattlemen's Choice Beef Heifer Sale
Nov. 26, 2016

We have the answers. Do you have a burning desire to learn more about the benefits of firewise communities and how to manage wildlife or farm life? From cows to sows, pastures to plows, we have the answers. Whether you have a small farm or a booming agri-business, we can answer your commercial agricultural questions.

Burning of yard debris following Hurricane Matthew


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County fact sheets

Butterlweed Cressleaf Groundsel
Toxic weed alert: Creeping indigo
2015 pasture weed management resources
Creeping indigo
Inoculating legumes before planting
Fireweed
Florida mandatory cattle identification - How to get it done
Developing a controlled, seasonal breeding program - Cattle
Census of Agriculture
Eastern equine encephalitis (EEE)
 

Announcements

Florida Equine Institute & Allied Trade Show
8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 15, 2016
Southeastern Livestock Pavilion
2232 N.E. Jacksonville Road, Ocala

CFLAG Hay Field Day
8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 21, 2016
Clegg Sod Farm, 10169 CR 304, Bunnell
Agenda
 

FDACS
Operation Cleansweep
Program guidelines
Flier

2014 USDA Farm Bill Programs applicable to Volusia County

Tree Assistance Program - Florida citrus greening
Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services announces longleaf pine incentives for landowners
Emergency Assistance for Livestock, Honeybees and Farm-Raised Fish Program
ELAP - Honeybee assistance
Livestock Forage Disaster Program (LFP)
Livestock Indemnity Program (LIP)


Useful links
Introduction to beekeeping [PDF]
Honey production [PDF]
Fundamentals of pollination ecology [PDF]
Honeybee life history and biology [PDF]
Bee diseases [PDF]
Africanized honeybees [PDF]

Soil pH and liming issues affecting bahiagrass pasture

Florida Forest Stewardship Programs calendar

Creeping indigo presentation and materials:


Agriculture Agent
Livestock, 4-H

Sharon Fox Gamble
sgamble@ufl.edu

DeLand
386-822-5778

Daytona Beach
386-257-6012

New Smyrna Beach
386-423-3368