Sumter County, FL has a diverse economy in which agriculture plays a vital role. Over the past five years there has been a 63% increase in the number of farms in Sumter County. Within the County, there are 1,367 farms on over 183,000 acres, selling an average of $42,066,000 worth of agricultural products annually.
If you like to grow things, you’ll love Sumter County. Our zone 9 climate is perfect for a wide variety of crops – and the region’s mild winters allow Sumter farmers to grow fresh veggies year-round. Now, thanks to new low-chill varieties developed by the University of Florida, this is also a great place to grow peaches, blueberries, and a variety of hardy, disease-resistant citrus stocks.
As with all other industries, agriculture is dynamic. Agriculture is constantly evolving to accommodate consumer preferences, conservation of natural resources, and scientific and technological advances. There is no better way for you, a decision-maker, to observe those changes than to be our guest and come see for yourself the agribusiness opportunities that await you here in the heart of the Sunshine State!