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Economic Development Partnership

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Marysville, OH 43040

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Agriculture & Agribusiness

Major Agribusinesses Operating in Union County

> Evolution AG

> Heritage Cooperative

> Kale Marketing

> KAPI-O USA

> Leo Berbee Bulb Co.

> Nature Pure Eggs

> Novus Ag

> Nutrien

> Ohio Cattlemen's Association

> OSU Large Animal Services

> Parrott Implement

> Select Sires

> The Scotts Miracle-Gro Co.

Success is Planted by the Acre

Even though Union County is the second fastest growing county in Ohio, agriculture and agribusiness remain dominant industries. Our agricultural history, fertile soil base, plentiful growing season, and research and development infrastructure has allowed Union County to emerge as a key location for agribusiness and agricultural research and development. Our community leaders and partner organizations recognize how important agriculture is to our economy and work diligently to ensure that agriculture and agribusiness remain viable for generations to come.

To foster the growth and sustainability of Union County’s agricultural and agribusiness industries, the Union County Agriculture Association and the Union County Economic Development Partnership created the Union County Agriculture Economic Development Strategy (AEDS).

 

The AEDS can be downloaded by clicking here.

Agricultural Statistics

  • There are currently over 217,000 acres being utilized in agricultural production, managed by 997 farms averaging 218 acres per farm.

  • There are 13 Century Farms operating in Union County.

  • There are 995 farm operators; 85% are male, aged 57 years.

  • More than 89% of farms in the county are owned by families.

  • Approximately 1,165 are employed in agriculture and agri-business.

Market Value

  • $103.4 M Crop Sales

  • $105.8 M Livestock

  • $1.4 M land and buildings (avg)

Livestock Operations

  • 15,244 Cattle Inventory

  • 31,995 Hogs & Pigs Inventory

  • 1,829 Sheep & Lamb Inventory

  • 7 Dairies (A&B)

Acres Harvested

Of total acres harvested in Union County:

  • 61% dedicated to soybeans

  • 30% dedicated to corn

  • 5% dedicated to hay

  • 4% dedicated to wheat

  • >1% dedicated to veggies and orchards

Farmers Markets

Fairs, Festivals & Events

Wineries

Agricultural Points of Pride

  •  Dorothy Pelanda of Marysville serves as Director of the Ohio Department of Agriculture. 

  •  The Ohio Quarter Horse Association was established in Richwood.

  •  The Ohio Cattleman’s Association is headquartered in Jerome Township.

  •  Select Sires, world-renowned for bovine genetics, is headquartered in Jerome Township.

  •  The Ohio State University Large Animal Services is located in Marysville.

  •  The Scotts Miracle-Gro Co. was formed, and maintains various facilities including its world headquarters, in Marysville.

  •  KG Agricultural Products Inc., located near Marysville, processes an estimated 32,000 acres of non-genetically modified food-grade soybeans and 1,300 acres of organic soybeans for Japanese customers.