Farm in Southern Lancaster

A farm along Gypsy Hill Road in Lancaster.

•Number of farms: 5,657

•Productivity rank among non-irrigated farming counties in U.S.: 1

•Male farm owners: 5,097

•Female farm owners: 560

•Farmland in acres: 425,000

•Average size of farms: 78 acres

•Percent of farms locally owned: 99

•Market value of ag products sold annually: $1.5 billion

•Rank in Pa: 1

•Average market value of products sold per farm: $260,731

•Rank in organic sales: 3

•Preserved farms: 1,361

•Preserved acres: 104,946

•County’s rank in U.S. for preserved farmland: 1

•Number of chickens and turkeys: 23.5 million

•Rank of county for laying hens in U.S.: 1  

•Number of hogs and pigs: 359,505

•Number of cattle and calves: 276,729  

•People eating local eggs annually: 9 million

•People drinking local milk: 10.6 million

•Value of local milk annually: $425 million

•Dairy farms: 1,776

•Rank of local dairy cows in Pa.: 1

•Rank of local milk production in U.S.: 8

•People eating local chickens: 3.6 million

•People eating local pork: 2.2 million

•People eating local beef: 835,705

•Farm and non-farm waste-to-energy projects: 15

•Rank in Pa.: 1

•Percent of farmland in cropland: 76

•Percent of farmland in pastureland: 10

•Percent of farmland in woodland: 8

•Lancaster County ranks first in Pa. for: value of ag crops, value of livestock and poultry, grains, tobacco, vegetables, crops and hay, poultry and eggs, cattle and calves, milk from cows, hogs and pigs, sheep and goats, corn, food processing employees, forestry and wood products.