Agriculture in Leelanau County

orchards.jpgMore than 40,000 acres of Leelanau County's land was in agricultural use in 2000.

Leelanau County growers produced over 93 million pounds of cherries in 1997,more than any other county in the country.


Farming in Leelanau County generated almost $29 million in sales of agricultural products in 1997.

Agriculture may contribute as much as $50 million annually to Leelanau County's economy.

The scenic beauty and rural character of farmland contribute to the high quality of life that makes Leelanau County a desirable place to live. It also helps attract visitors and thus contributes to the county's $77 million annual tourism industry.

This page last updated on 6/5/2014.
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