Agriculture in Florida is a high impact business, accounting for an annual monetary impact of $70 billion. In 2015, Florida contained over 47,000 farms spread out over 9.45 million acres. In Baker County, we have approximately 381 farms covering almost 33,000 acres (2012 Census of Agriculture, USDA/NASS). The average farm size is just under 100 acres. The market value of products sold from these farms is almost $16 million, with 85% of that value from livestock sales. The UF/IFAS Extension Service in Baker County offers researched-based information to agricultural producers, with information focusing on crops, livestock, and pests & pesticides.
Do you have questions regarding aquaculture, small farm production, or soil testing? Please visit this section for the latest science-based information on crop production in Florida.
Livestock production is very common in Baker County. This section contains information regarding cattle management, equine management, and poultry & egg production.
Pests, including weeds and insects, are a common issue with agriculture production. Please visit this section for information on common pest species, control measures, and Restricted-Use Pesticide information.