Hendry Soil and Water Conservation District

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"Conserving tomorrow beginning today"  
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DID YOU KNOW?
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* THAT FLORIDA PRODUCES 70% OF THE ANNUAL US PRODUCTION OF
​   CITRUS

* THAT FLORIDA RANKS 2ND IN US PRODUCTION OF FRESH    
    ​VEGETABLES AND PROVIDES 80% OF THE FRESH VEGET​​​ABLES
​    CONSUMED IN THE US DURING JANUARY, FEBRUARY, AND MARCH
   ​ EACH YEAR

* FLORIDA IS CONSISTANTLY RANKED IN THE TOP 12 STATES IN FRESH
  ​SEAFOOD PRODUCTION
DID YOU KNOW?

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THAT FLORIDA RANKS 4TH IN THE SOUTHEAST AND 11TH NATIONALLY IN THE PRODUCTION OF BEEF CALVES
DID YOU KNOW?

* THE GROWING SEASON RANGES FROM 100-200 DAYS OR LONGER​
DID YOU KNOW ?

* That ​Hendry County is located  between Lee and Palm Beach Counties.

​* That the county is named after Major Francis A. Hendry, one of the first settlers to the area.​

​* That Hendry County includes 1,152.53 square miles of land and 37.26 square miles of water.

*​​ That the county seat of Hendry County is the city of LaBelle, FL. LaBelle has a population of about
   ​4,200 people.

* That ​LaBelle holds an annual Swamp Cabbage Festival. The festival is held the last weekend in
  ​February and honors Florida's state tree, the cabbage palm.