Agriculture Industry in Hamilton County

Sowing the seeds of success.

Home to nearly 88,000 acres of farmland with a gross regional product of $329 million, agriculture is the fabric of our economy. With a rich agrarian history and a storied landscape dotted with century pioneer farms, Hamilton County is a prime location for agriculture and food manufacturing/processing industries.

Hamilton County’s best-selling crops are grains, oilseeds, dry beans and dry peas. corn, soybeans, hay and vegetables. The total market value of Hamilton County’s crops exceeded $42 million in 2017. Vegetables are Hamilton’s most popular crop with 2.45 million pounds sold in 2017, according to the Census of Agriculture. The county’s top livestock production is in poultry and eggs with nearly $9 million in sales. In addition, a host of Hamilton County farms a large producers of broilers and meat. Hamilton is also in the top 150 counties in America for vegetables, melons, sweet potatoes and potatoes. 

In addition to the numbers, Hamilton’s workforce is affordable and skilled in the industry. Boasting a strong agricultural history, the state provides assistance through the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services’ Fresh from Florida marketing initiatives.

What They’re Saying About Hamilton County
“As Swift Straw operations and customer base have grown throughout the Southeast, we knew that Hamilton County was the right location for our Florida operations. Situated along two major interstates of I-75 and I-10, Hamilton County provides unmatched distribution and speed to market opportunities.”
Matt Lowe, CEO of Swift Straw.

Key Facts & Stats

million in agricultural gross regional product

agricultural and related industry jobs in a 60 minute radius

acres of land in farms

1,000+ acre farms