Upon visiting Benton County, you will quickly see that we have no shortage of farmland. It is this farm land that has blessed us with a strong agricultural presence in the State. According to the 2012 Census of Agriculture, our county's harvested cropland in 2012 was 254,245 acres. That's almost 93% of our total land area for the entire county.. When you consider that much of our harvested crop land consists of highly productive, dark brown soil, it may come as no surprise that Benton County is one of the leaders in production of corn and soybeans in the State.
Purdue University Agriculture
PCARET-Purdue Council for Agricultural Research, Extension and Teaching
AgriNovus indiana- The state's food and agriculture innovation initiative is focused on making Indiana a leader in the agbiosciences sector.