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Miami-Dade County’s Agricultural industry is one of the most diverse in the country. Our tropical climate provides us with a year-round growing season, as well as the ability to produce an extremely wide range of crops.
Employing more than 20,000 people and producing more than $2.7 billion in economic impact each year, the industry is a valuable resource for Miami-Dade County. Coupled with the economic benefits are environmental and aesthetic advantages.
A farmer's land, in addition to producing crops, also acts as open space that allows for water recharge areas and wildlife habitat, providing a benefit to all residents of Miami-Dade County.
To contact the Agricultural Manager's Office, call 305-971-5091 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Miami-Dade County is hosting a Farmers Market on Nov. 19 in celebration of Farm City Week, which is held to enhance relationships between farm families and urban residents. Farm-City Week, a national observance, also emphasizes the importance of domestic agricultural production for our quality of life as well as the availability of a safe, abundant domestic food supply.
The market will be held in the Stephen P. Clark Center lobby from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. A variety of locally grown produce, plants, and honey will be available for purchase. Along with the locally grown products there will also be a number of educational displays courtesy of the Dade County Farm Bureau and the University of Florida/IFAS Miami-Dade County Cooperative Extension. Farm-City Week offers a way of reminding both agricultural producers and consumers that we depend upon each other for the stability of our way of life.
Miami-Dade County and local growers introduced the brand, Redland Raised, to showcase and promote the consumption of fresh local produce.
Purchase of Development Rights Program
The Purchase of Development Rights Program implements the will of Miami-Dade County voters by utilizing General Obligation Bond funds to preserve agricultural land.
Report an Agricultural Crime
Only through citizen crime reporting is the Agricultural Patrol able to focus on crimes targeting the agricultural areas. Members in the Agricultural Community are encouraged to report agricultural crimes.
Oriental Fruit Fly Outbreak
The Oriental Fruit Fly outbreak is a significant issue for Miami-Dade County. Oriental Fruit Flies can cause significant damage to commercial and dooryard crops. The quarantine that is imposed on more than 80 square miles of agricultural land. The quarantine could cost farmers tens of millions of dollars and result in hundreds of people out of work.
Order Local Flavor: Recipes Raised in the Florida Redland, a cookbook full of delicious recipes from south Miami-Dade County.
The Miami-Dade County Cooperative Extension offers a broad range of services for residents, such as environmental programs, consumer services, workforce development, agriculture production and more.
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