Working in Agriculture

Wisconsin agriculture is a cornerstone of our state's history, a driver in today's economy and key to our future. For decades Wisconsin has been known as America's Dairyland, but the diversity and impact of our state's agriculture industry goes even farther.

The state is a national leader in snap beans for processing carrots, cheese, cranberries, ginseng, mink pelts, milk goats and more.

Wisconsin has almost 77,000 farms operating about 15 million acres. Wisconsin farms also grow a variety on our state's lands from cash grains to specialty crops. In 2012, the state's 11,000 dairy farms produced over 27.2 billion pounds of milk, most of which was made into quality Wisconsin cheese. Companies that provide inputs into Wisconsin farming activities include feed mills, equipment manufacturers and technicians, veterinarians, construction, genetics, milk haulers, processing plants and software to create a wave of economic impact that rolls across the entire state.

The impact of Wisconsin agriculture is worldwide. In 2012, Wisconsin exported $2.9 billion of agricultural products to over 149 countries. This is a 3% increase over the previous year and a record value for the state. Wisconsin is known for its abundance of safe and high-quality products.

The state is home to agricultural production, technology and expertise. From the crops we grow to the livestock we raise, Wisconsin agriculture will continue to grow to meet the growing demand of the international marketplace.

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