Growing Olives in Florida

Randall Weiseman Citrus, Florida, Fruits, Specialty Crops

Rows of olive trees

Rows of olive trees

Could olives be the next big thing for citrus producers? The Hardee County Industrial Development Authority (HCIDA) has started a new venture to facilitate diversity in agriculture production in light of citrus greening. Bill Lambert, director of economic development in Hardee County, says they have a 264-acre tract of land, with a majority of acreage set aside for industrial development. But on the surplus land that is not being used by the industrial park, the Hardee Economic Council has decided to try to assist agriculture partners and economic development in the community.

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