About Sumter County Agricultural Alliance

The Sumter County Agricultural Alliance exists to provide you with the best information on the exciting opportunities available in Sumter County. Whether you’re a “Mom and Pop” operation to a nationally recognized beef producer… we’re here to serve and advocate on your behalf.

Founded in 2009, the Sumter County Agricultural Alliance is made up of folks from all backgrounds with one great passion: bringing food from the earth. Join us and discover why Sumter County is one of the greatest places to grow.

Agribusiness Stats

2012 2007 % of Change
Number of Farms 1,367 837 +63
Land in Farms 183,246 acres 159,789 acres +15
Average Size of Farms 134 acres 191 acres -30
Market Value of All Products Sold  $42,066,000 $29,423,000  +42
— Crop Sales  $24,775,000
 — Livestock Sales  $17,291,000
 — Average Per Farm  $30,773  $35,153  -12

 

What We Do

Our mission is to be an advocate for all agriculture in Sumter County by educating our citizens about the economic and environmental benefits that Sumter County agriculture provides.

Brite Leaf Citrus Nursery is located in Lake Panasoffkee, Florida, located about 1 hour north of Tampa. We are a family owned and operated containerized citrus nursery. Our primary customer is the commercial grove owner. We have been selling to commercial growers since 1998, and have been involved in the citrus industry for many years prior to starting our nursery.

We are involved in many aspects of the citrus industry, have a long-standing love and respect for the industry, and are active in citrus associations to help improve and promote Florida citrus. We are members of the FNGLA (Florida Nursery Growers and Landscape Association), Florida Citrus Mutual and the PRVCGA (Peace River Valley Citrus Growers Association).