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South Dakota Family Farms

South Dakota Family Farms

Passed down through generations, the majority of South Dakota's farms are family owned and operated.

South Dakota Farms by the Numbers

Number of
Farmers

18,844

Number of
Female Farmers

4,416

Average Farm Size

1,352 Acres

Farm Ownership

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Family: 27,544 | 87.89%
Corporation: 1,644 | 5.25%
Partnership: 2,150 | 6.86%

Value of Sales:

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Acres of Farmland:

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Source: NASS (National Agricultural Statistics Service)

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