Sampson County Ag Facts

Sampson County Agricultural Facts

• 604,599 acres
• 48% of the county is farmed
• average farm size is 273 acres
• 1067 farming operations
• average age of farmer is 56
• 61.5% is in field crops
• 6.8% in pasture
• 25.7% in woodland
• most diverse agricultural county in North Carolina
• #1 in sweet potatoes, tobacco, turkey
• #2 in pork
• #4 in soybeans and corn
• #5 in cattle and broilers (meat chickens)
• #7 in cotton
• $1.36 billion value-added income of agricultural/agribusiness products
• 72.6% of total county value-added income
• 53.6% of employment is linked to agriculture
• Ranked #1 in NC farm cash receipts

Compiled by NC Cooperative Extension, Sampson County Center, 2018
Sources of data: NCDA Statistics (2016), USDA Census of Agriculture (2012), NCSU Ag & Resource Economics