McHenry County Agriculture Statistics

The following are facts about agriculture in McHenry County:

Number of Farms

  • 881 farms comprising 208,339 acres which is approximately 60% of the county's area

Average Farm Size

  • 236 acres which equates to ~178 football fields

Market Value of Crops Sold in McHenry County

  • $123,350,000

Market Value of Livestock,poultry,and products sold in McHenry County

  • 40,402,000

Demographics of McHenry County farmers

  • 1,512 total producers 
  • 95% are family farms
  • Supports 5,395 jobs,which accounts for an estimated 4% of total jobs in McHenry County

McHenry County Rankings

  • 1st in the state for values of Christmas trees cut
  • 2nd in the state for value of sheep,goats,wool,mohair,and milk
  • 3rd in the state for value of frutis,tree nuts,and berries
  • 5th in the state for value of aquaculture
  • 7th in the state for values of sales of milk 



    **Information is from the USDA's 2017 Census,