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I'm Bruce Clevenger and I've worked for OSU Extension, Defiance County since 1994.  Defiance County has 263,168 acres with 79% (209,000 acres) used for Agriculture.  Crop production is our major farm cash receipt with soybeans and corn generating 69% of the total cash receipts.  I invite you to contact me with questions.

Who was the County Ag Agent in 1918, 1960, or 1990?   Answer.


The Ag and Food Economic Sector

#1 employer in Defiance County and #2 contributor to the Gross County Product.  It's a $287 Million Industry.

 

Regional Corn Production

What is the potential corn supply in the Defiance Region for Ethanol Production?  A 50-mile radius from Defiance could yield nearly 182 Million bushels annually. Click to see details.

 

Agricultural Facts about Defiance County, OH

Crop Acres 2008 County Yields 5-Year Ave (2008)
Corn 49,100 121 bu/a 138.8
Soybeans 96,800 31.5 bu/a 40.0
Wheat 31,800 69.0 bu/a 61.9
All Hay      

 

  Number (head)
Beef Cattle (12/09) 10,500
Milk Cows (12/09) 4,200
Hogs (12/08) 9,800

 

2008 Cash Receipts from Marketing
of Farm Commodities

     
Corn $32,096,000 Dairy & Milk $16,390,000
Soybean $35,571,000 Cattle & Calves $2,921,000
Wheat $12,558,000 Hogs & Pigs $2,207,000
Oats & Hay $646,000 Poultry & other $415,000
Other Crops $1,098,000    
Total Crops $81,970,000 Total Livestock $21,930,000
    County Total $103,900,000

 

Download an MS Excel spreadsheet containing Ag Statistics data from 1987-2009.