Animal Science / 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% 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.
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.
Florida Deer & Turkey Management and 2019 Rule Changes
7 p.m. Aug. 13, 2019
Volusia County Agriculture Center, 3100 E. New York Ave., DeLand
Southern Regional Extension Forestry
Are you interested in current forestry information? The Southern Regional Extension Forestry link has all sorts of valuable information. Visit https://sref.info.
Livestock email list
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County fact sheets
- Butterweed Cressleaf Groundsel
- Toxic weed alert: Creeping indigo
- 2015 pasture weed management resources
- Creeping indigo
- Inoculating legumes before planting
- Florida mandatory cattle identification - How to get it done
- Developing a controlled, seasonal breeding program - Cattle
- Census of Agriculture
- Eastern equine encephalitis (EEE)
- 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