14 Percent of Florida Jobs Are Connected to the Agriculture Industry

By: Melissa Roberts

Agriculture plays a vital role in Florida’s economy, with more than 1.5 million jobs connected to agriculture, natural resources and food industries and 15.4 percent of our gross state product tied to the industry. Agriculture production has improved with advanced technology, relying on the latest innovations like drones and automation to streamline the process of producing food supplies and crops for not only Floridians, but for consumers all over the world. With 50 percent more food needed worldwide by 2030, what can Florida do to improve the production of fresh from Florida goods?

Get Involved

To learn more about Florida’s agriculture industry and its impact on the state economy and the world’s food supply, join us at the Palm Beach International Agricultural Summit on May 4, in West Palm Beach.