SW MN Farm Size

SWMN Farm Size By County 2007

The average farm size in Southwest Minnesota is about 1/4 larger than in the state overall. This is corn and bean country, fairly evenly split with livestock and hog operations. Diversification seems to favor the 180-499 acre farm size in our part of the world.

The 2007 Census of Agriculture, released last month, is a treasure trove of data and I’ve been trying some different ways to display that data with my off-the-self MS Office 2003. I know alot about Office, but have learned little to nothing since leaving grad school more than a dozen years ago.

(Looks like Flickr isn’t terribly good way to post graphs!)

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