Market Data

The 2007 USDA census data shows that the 23,350 survey respondent farms produced $566 million in total farm income.

This is approximately $24,239 per farm.

Nationally, income per farm from agritourism has doubled since 2002.

The largest farms involved in recreation—those with at least 1,000 acres—have the highest per farm median recreational income at $4,000.

Medium size farms—those with 250-999 acres—report the smallest recreational income at $2,500 per farm.

Among all farms reporting recreational income, the household net worth of farm operators with recreational income is higher than average, with a median net worth of about $794,000 versus $457,000 without recreation.