Sampson County Ag Facts

Sampson County Agricultural Facts

  1. 604,599 acres
  2. 50% of the county is farmed
  3. Average farm size is 314 acres
  4. 960 farming operations
  5. average age of farmer is 57
  6. 93% are family farms
  7. 70% in cropland
  8. 19% in woodland
  9. Most diverse agricultural county in North Carolina
  10. #1 in sweet potatoes, tobacco, turkey
  11. #2 in pork
  12. #5 in cattle, wheat and broilers (meat chickens)
  13. #6 in cotton
  14. #8 in cotton
  15. #9 in soybeans
  16. Ranked #2 in NC and #20 in US Counties
  17. $1.25 billion market value of products sold

 

 

 

Compiled by NC Cooperative Extension, Sampson County Center, July 2019

Sources of data:  NCDA Statistics (2017), USDA Census of Agriculture (2017)