The celebration of National Agriculture Week is
organized each year by the Agriculture Council of America (ACA), a nonprofit
organization comprised of leaders in the agriculture, food and fiber
communities dedicated to increasing public awareness of agriculture’s vital role
in modern society. Agriculture
provides almost everything we eat, use and wear on a daily basis, and is
increasingly contributing to fuel and other bio-products. National Agriculture Day is celebrated on
March 23, 2021. On this day, producers, agricultural associations,
corporations, universities, government agencies and countless others across
America gather to recognize and celebrate the abundance provided by American
The Census of Agriculture is conducted once every five years by the U.S.
Department of Agriculture. The Census of Agriculture is a complete count of
U.S. farms and ranches and the people who operate them. Data is collected
regarding land use and ownership, operator characteristics, production
practices, income and expenditures. The next Census of Agriculture will be
conducted in 2022.
recognize the essential contributions of agriculture to the 10-county region,
SPC developed county-level infographics to showcase key agricultural statistics
derived from the 2017 Census of Agriculture. The infographics highlight
farmland acreage, the number of farms and workers, the percent of farmland
consisting of crops, the percent of farms by size and by value of sales, the
percent of farm producers by age, the top five farm animals, and the five most
prevalent harvested crops for each county in the SPC region.
These infographics have been posted as Data Tidbits content to SPC’s Regional Data Center. Please check them out!
County Level Infographics
salutes the men and women who contribute daily to our regional prosperity!