Where does your food come from?
If you’re like many Americans, the answer is the grocery store. The average citizen is at least three to four generations removed from the farm. They don’t understand what we do on the farm, or why we do it.
In Oklahoma, 98 percent of farms are family-owned, and the average farmer produces enough food for 155 people. Thanks to technological advancements, our agricultural industry is producing more food than ever before using less land and fewer inputs.
Today is National Ag Day, a time to celebrate those who work hard each and every day to provide our state and our nation with the world’s safest, most abundant and most affordable food supply.
At Oklahoma Farm Bureau, we’re proud to celebrate our industry. Below you’ll find just a few facts about Oklahoma agriculture. Follow us on social media today as we share more facts.
- Oklahoma agriculture produced a total output of approximately $30 billion in 2013.
- Texas County is the fifth largest agricultural producing county in the nation.
- With a total of 80,100 farms, Oklahoma ranks No. 4 in the country in number of farms.
- Oklahoma produced 98.8 million bushels of wheat in 2014.
- Oklahoma is the third largest beef producing state in the nation, with a total head of 1.9 million in 2015.
- Oklahoma agriculture added $3.2 billion to the state’s economy in 2013.
- The average Oklahoma farm is 438 acres.