Regional Patterns of Agriculture Production Forest Production/Mining Sugarbeets Dairy, Corn, Alfalfa, Soybeans Corn, Hogs, Soybeans
Minnesota Profile Population-5.2 million (21 st most populated) Rural Pop- 27% Total Area- 84,068 sq ft. (12 th largest state) Total Employment- 3.5 million Land Area- 79,289 sq ft.
Minnesota Farm Facts Number of Farms 81,000 1975 there were 118,000 Farmland 26.9 million acres (53% of the states land area) Average Farm Size 332 acres
Minnesota is the 6 th largest agricultural producer in the nation 4 th Total Crop Production $9.75 Billion Net Income 8 th Total Livestock Production $6.09 Billion Net Income
1st in the production of… Turkey Sweet Corn for Processing Sugarbeets Green Peas for Processing
2 nd in the production of… Spring Wheat Oats Dry Edible Beans Canola Cultivated Wild Rice
Top Ten in the production of... Soybeans Hogs Corn Sunflowers Flaxseed Cheese Mink Pelts Dairy Red Meat Barley Potatoes All Wheat Cattle/Calves Honey
Minnesota Agricultural Exports 7 th largest agricultural exporting state. MN Ag Exports totaled $5.5 billion in 2008 Since 2000, exports sales have increased by $3 billion. Top Export Commodities Soybeans and Soybean Products (1/3 total exports) Corn Livestock Products Wheat Feeds
Economic Impact of the Agriculture Industry in MN Minnesotas agricultural industry is the 2 nd largest employer and economic sector in MN. Every agricultural production job supports an additional 1.5 jobs in all economic sectors. Over 80% of all agriculture jobs are off the farm. –Processing –Distribution –Supply –Service Sectors
Regional Specific Slide You may wish to include a few slides on agriculture in your county/town as a way to make the information more relative.
2010 and Beyond Today, less than 2% of the US population is engaged in production agriculture. This 2% provides food for the entire world. The world population is expected to double by 2050. The same land used today will need to supply the food for the worlds population.
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Sources http://www.mda.state.mn.us/~/media/Files/agprofile.a shxhttp://www.mda.state.mn.us/~/media/Files/agprofile.a shx Minnesota Department of Agriculture http://www.feedstuffsfoodlink.com/Media/MediaMana ger/Food-Economics-and-Consumer-Choice-White- Paper.pdfhttp://www.feedstuffsfoodlink.com/Media/MediaMana ger/Food-Economics-and-Consumer-Choice-White- Paper.pdf Jeff Simmons, Elanco Animal Health http://www.csrees.usda.gov/qlinks/extension.html USDA-National Institute of Food and Agriculture