Welcome to Highlands
County Farm Bureau!
The primary source of economic activity
in Highlands County is agriculture. Within that category,
most of the economic activity comes from citrus, cattle
and dairy operations.
Presently the third largest county in
Florida for growing citrus, Highlands County is the fourth
largest total citrus producer and the largest producer
of the ever-popular Valencia orange in Florida. The recent
growing season produced more than 26 million, 90-pound
boxes of oranges, enough to produce nearly 40 million
gallons of juice.
State of Florida ranks 10th in production of beef cattle
nationally. Within the state, Highlands County ranks
first in number of beef cows and second in beef cows
and calves. According to the Florida Department of Agriculture,
there are over 72,000 head of beef cows and over 121,000
total cows and calves grazing annually on over 425,000
acres in Highlands County. This recently resulted in
over $31 million in annual gross sales for the more than
300 beef cattle producers in Highlands County.
Florida Farm Bureau Federation is the
Sunshine State's largest general agricultural organization
with more than 144,000 member-families representing Farm
Bureaus in 60 counties. Membership provides a multitude
of benefits, and you don't have to be a farmer to be
a member of Florida Farm Bureau. Just click on the Membership
link at left to find out more.