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AGRICULTURE BIG BUSINESS IN HURON COUNTY!

Agriculture is Huron County's leading industry sector.  According to the 2012 Census of Agriculture prepared by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Huron County is home to 865 farms with 238,291 acres of land dedicated to farming!

Huron County is the #1 vegetable producer in the State of Ohio and in the top 100 vegetable producing counties in the United States!

The Muck Crops Agricultural Research Station is located in Celeryville and is the oldest of OARDC's, part of The Ohio State University, outlying research stations (established in 1948).  15.5 acres of prime muck soil is dedicated to intensive and relevant research to benefit muck-crop growers in Ohio, across the country, and around the world!  

Food-related manufacturers in Huron County include:
  • Pepperidge Farm (Campbell Soup) in Willard, OH  (Goldfish crackers, cookies, and snacks)
  • New Horizons Baking Company in Norwalk, OH  (buns and muffins)
  • Star of the West Milling Company in Willard, OH (flour mill)
  • Bunge North America in Bellevue, OH (soybean processing)
  • Berry Global (Venture Packaging) in Monroeville, OH (food-related packaging)

FARMING FUN FACTS!


Ohio’s thriving agriculture industry is seeing continued growth and outpacing the nation!

Ohio now ranks 7th for the number of farms in the nation with 75,462.

The state now has nearly 14 million acres of farmland.

Muck Station

Muck Crops - Agricultural Research Station