Leon County Agriculture
Based on findings from a 2005 study conducted by the University of Florida/IFAS North Florida Research and Education Center:
- Approximately 500 Leon County citizens hold a job directly in agriculture.
- Approximately 2,500 Leon County Citizens hold jobs related to agriculture (in the services and manufacturing realms)
- Agriculture generates $153 million in annual revenue.
- An additional $56 million stems from labor income.
While Leon County’s agricultural sector provides quality foodstuffs to Florida and beyond, it also generates local jobs and substantial revenue, and serves as a source of livelihood to individuals involved in the industry.
Even though the majority of farming lands in Leon county are cropland, pasture and woodland areas, nursery commodities are prevalent, and demand for sod and greenhouse floriculture is high.
No matter how the local agriculture landscape changes in the coming years, the Leon County Farm Bureau will be here to act as a voice for all who work in this sector. It is our fundamental premise, and it’s one that farmers and non-farmers alike join us in spreading.