Mercer County has 317 farms with the average size of a farm being 1635 acres. Agriculture producers in Mercer County raise a wide variety of crops each year. The crops with the most planted acres are: wheat, durum, barley, oats, sunflowers, canola,  flax, corn, lentils, soybeans, dry beans, alfalfa, peas, mustard and buckwheat. Mercer County is also known for its range land with around 43,000 head of cattle, along with a small number of swine, sheep, and dairy producers. There are also many horse owners within the county.


Other agricultural interests:


  • Three horticultural businesses
  • Annual four-day county fair that promotes the agricultural industry
  • Beulah and Hazen School Districts offer high school vocational agriculture programs
  • 4-H Program (8 clubs, 109 members, 30 leaders) offers many agricultural activities

Sources: August 2023 USDA National Agricultural Statistic Report and Craig Askim Extension Agent, NDSU Extension Service Mercer County

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