By the Numbers

By the Numbers

Learn more about food and farms in Minnesota.

Agriculture and food have always been an important part of our state, going back more than 150 years.


Number of Farms

Minnesota farms produce 5% of total U.S. agricultural sales.

377 acres

Average Farm Size

One acre is approximately the size of a football field.

96 %

Family Owned Farms

Nearly all Minnesota farms are family owned and/or operated.

25.4 mil

Acres of Farm Land

Or 51% of total land area in the state.


Women Farmers

There are more than 111,000 farmers in Minnesota.

$6.9 bil

Value of Ag Exports

About one-third of our state's total exports.

Sources. Minnesota Department of Agriculture, U.S. Department of Agriculture

Among all U.S. States

Minnesota Ag Rankings

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