Jefferson County Economic Development

Where Florida's Legacy Meets The Future

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Grow Your Ag Business in Jefferson County Florida

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

We have centuries of Agricultural history. Our Ag ranges from large-scale row-cropping, ranching, pecan and citrus orchards, silva-culture, dairies and nurseries to niche market, specialty finished meats, vineyards, organic produce and honey. Ag support services and infrastructure businesses are within 30 minutes of downtown Monticello.

NATURAL RESOURCES

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.

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

You can also find information about soils, water, conservation and technical resources, follow this link to the USDA Website. Or you can call the USDA Service Center at 850-997-3015

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

ASSETS

  • Large parcels of affordable land
  • Transportation infrastructure connecting to major markets
  • A workforce experienced in the agricultural industry
  • Low taxes
  • University of Florida’s Institute of Food & Agriculture (IFAS)

We can help you locate an optimal site.

Success Story

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

BUBBA BURGERS BEEF

After locating the right property, east of the Aucilla River, 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.