National Agriculture Day 2011
Ask A Farmer
Utah farmers answer consumers' questions about food and agriculture.
If you could ask the farmer who grows your food any question, what would it be?
Click the video boxs below to hear some great questions and answers.
To submit a question for a farmer, send it to: email@example.com and we'll ask a farmer for you and post the answer here soon.
1. Question: What is the future of agriculture?
2. Question: Why are pesticides used?
3. Question: How do you remain sustainable and continue
making a profit from your crops?
4. Question: What would you like to tell Wasatch Front residents
5. Question: Do some EPA regulations make it
difficult to operate?
~ There are 16,600 farms and ranches in Utah.
~ The average size farm is 669 acres and that size has been shrinking for many years.
~ The average sized farm in the U.S. is 418 acres.
~ Just 3% of the farms in Utah generate 75% of all the raw products from the farm.
~ The raising of cattle and calves generates $245 million in farm income in Utah.
~ Dairy production generates $215 million in Utah.
~ The value of alfalfa hay sold in Utah is $182 million.
The #1 agriculture producing county is Utah County.
The #2 agriculture producing county is Beaver County.
The #3 agriculture producing county is Millard County.
The #4 agriculture producing county is Box Elder Co.
The #5 agriculture producing county is Cache County.
The #6 agriculture producing county is Sanpete Co.
Posted March 16, 2011