Size and scope
- About 85% of the land in McLean County is farmland – compared to just 15% for all of the towns, cities, roads and bodies of water.
- A total of 1,416 farms cover 620,056 acres (an acre is about the size of a football field)
- For a full-time farmer to support a family, it takes about 1,000 – 1,200 acres of land
Sources: Census of Ag, Farm Business Farm Management, Illinois Society of Professional Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers