Number of Kentucky farms

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How many Kentucky farms are there?


It is extremely important to know that agriculture remains a key and important component of the Kentucky economy.  Needless to say, agriculture represents the 18th largest industrial sector in the state.  Not too many people know that Kentucky ranks 4th nationally when it comes to the number of farms.  Anyway, the number has declined since 1980. There were 102,000 farms in Kentucky in 1980.  These days, there are only 85,000 farms.  It is important to know that Kentucky’s average farm size today is 164 acres.

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