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Agriculture

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According to the USDA 2017 agriculture census Flagler County has 79,246 acres of agriculture. Ag lands are divided up by the following land uses - crops, woodlands, pastures and other.

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Crops

There are approximately 5,500 acres of cropland used for vegetables, hay, floriculture and sod production. Vegetable production. Vegetable production consists mainly of cabbage, potatoes, broccoli, cauliflower, green beans, beets and herbs. Crops are a major economic driver for Flagler County with nearly $13 million worth of products sold annually (2017 Ag Census).

Livestock

Livestock in Flagler County consists mainly of beef cattle, but sheep, goats, poultry, horses and aquaculture also contribute to the framework. There are approximately 5,645 head of beef cattle within cow-calf operations (2017 Ag Census). Between 10 and 20% of the agriculture acreage in Flagler County is used as pastureland and livestock sales account for approximately $1.4 million annually.

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Pesticide Licenses

In order to apply Restricted Use Pesticide, a specialized license issued by FDACS is required. As of June 202, there were 82 individuals in Flagler County that had active pesticide licenses. The UF/IFAS Flagler Extension office offers pesticide testing on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of every month from 1:00 to 3:00 pm. To get started in the application process, click on the topic Pesticide Liscenses.