Farming in Michigan


Cherry Orchard in Winter with Lake in background

Agriculture is Michigan’s second-largest industry and plays a vital role in our economy, generating $91.4 billion annually.   There are 56,014 farms in Michigan, spread over about 10 million acres; the average size is about 180 acres.  Farming is unique in that it’s both a business and a way of life.  Did you know that 95 percent of Michigan farms are family owned?  Of the few that are corporations, 99 percent are family-owned and involve multiple generations. Find more Michigan agriculture facts here.


Pie Chart of Michigan Farm Ownership

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