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)|
|Beef Cattle (12/09)||10,500|
|Milk Cows (12/09)||4,200|
2008 Cash Receipts from Marketing
|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|
|Total Crops||$81,970,000||Total Livestock||$21,930,000|