- Illinois cropland, 24 million acres, is fifth largest in
- Prime farmland in Illinois is 21 million acres. Third in
the nation after Texas and Kansas.
- Total surface area of Illinois is 36,060,800 acres.
- Number of Illinois farms is 73,051.
- Average size of farms is 372 acres.
- Median size of farms is 180 acres.
Horses in Illinois
- Illinois has around 77,000 horse owners.
- Approximately 350,000 people in Illinois ride horses on
a regular basis.
- Illinois horses consume 500,000 tons of hay and grain worth
nearly $100 million annually.