Agriculture today can be understood as an enterprise to provide subsistence for those doing the work, staples for the community in which the food is grown and income from the sale of commodities to an external market.
For most of its existence, McHenry County has been a manufacturing community. Over the past 30 years, the county has developed substantially, but agriculture continues to play an important part in the county’s economy, as the market value of the crops sold in McHenry County is $182,433,000. There are currently 911 farms in McHenry County, Comprising of 234,211 acres- Approximately 60% of the county’s area. The Average size farm is 257 acres. McHenry County ranks 1st in Illinois for value of Christmas Trees cut, 1st in the state for value of aquaculture, 5th in the state for acres planted to forages, and 7th in the state for values of sales of milk. Whether it's the population or the crops, McHenry County is growing.
Top Companies in McHenry County
Employing over 122,505 People
65 Trains Daily
Carrying 39,600 Commuters Each Way
Top 5 Ranking
of Healthiest Counties in Illinois
About McHenry County
McHenry County is rich in resources for both business and residents. Close to world-class metropolitan areas, transportation, education, entertainment, and recreational activities, there is something for everyone.
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