Indiana Ag Facts

11 facts you probably didn’t know about Indiana agriculture.



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  1. Indiana's agriculture industry employs more than 107,500 direct workers.
  2. In 2012, Indiana's agriculture total impact on sales was estimated $44.1 BILLION. The total direct value of sales for all Indiana agriculture-related industries was an estimated $31.2 billion in 2012. The economic ripple effects of these sales— which refer to supply chain purchases and the household spending of workers—generated another $12.9 billion in sales, totaling $44.1 billion.
  3. There are six chickens for every one person in Indiana.
  4. Indiana produces roughly 1.5 million pounds of fish per year. This type of farming is called “Aquaculture.”
  5. There are more than 60,000 farms in Indiana.
  6. There are more than 14 MILLION acres of farmland in Indiana.
  7. Indiana’s oldest farm is more than 200 years old. That’s older than Indiana. To see a list of all Indiana farms that have received the “Hoosier Homestead” award, click here.
  8. Indiana produces the 2nd highest amount of popcorn in the nation.
  9. There are more than 1,200 dairy farms in Indiana.
  10. Indiana ranks 2nd in the nation in ice cream production.
  11. Soybean crayons and candles were created right here in Indiana, thanks to Purdue students and Indiana soybean farmers.
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