Jefferson County Economic Development

Where Florida's Legacy Meets The Future


Agricultural equipment at Fulford Farms in Jefferson County, FL, Jefferson County, FL
Collage of agricultural businesses in Jefferson County, FL, Jefferson County, FL

There’s Room to Grow Your Agriculture Operation or Agri-Business in Jefferson County Florida

Pine logging is an important agri-business in Jefferson County Florida

The rich agricultural legacy of the Mahan pecan, planted pines and generations of farms, ranches, dairies and orchards provide a wealth of resources and experience for large agriculture and supporting agri-business.

If you are looking to start or expand your agricultural enterprise, Jefferson County has room to grow. Supporting services and businesses for the agricultural industry – machinery, seeds, crop processing – are also needed and welcome. Jefferson County also supports Agri-Tourism.

Jefferson County Economic Development can help you locate an optimal site.


The county is divided into two major physiographic divisions: the Northern Highlands and the Coastal Lowlands. The two are separated by the Cody Scarp, Florida’s ancient shoreline. The Highlands are ideal for crop and livestock farming, while the Lowlands are prime for timber production.

At an elevation of 235 feet above sea level, at the Courthouse, Monticello is one of the highest points in Florida.

For more information about our ecological communities, soils, ground and surface water and climate, visit Jefferson County’s Natural Environmental Resources page.

For more information on the Commercial Agricultural Classification, visit the Property Appraiser’s Office website.


Large parcels of affordable land, low taxes, transportation infrastructure connecting to major markets, and a workforce experienced in the agricultural industry make Jefferson County an ideal place for all types of agricultural enterprise.


Cattle ranching is an important agricultural industry in Jefferson County, FL


After locating the right property, east of the Aucilla River and north of Honey Lake Plantation, rancher John Todd of Madison Oaks Farm began clearing the land and purchasing cattle.

The farm is raising grass-fed and grass-finished beef cattle for processing, inventory and marketing. They employ a regular crew of local laborers, with more hands hired on as needed.