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Arizona's Farms

When it comes to Farming, Arizona is known as one of the most productive and efficient agricultural regions in the world. Arizona is also one of the most diverse agricultural production states in the nation, producing more than 160 varieties of vegetables, livestock, field crops and nursery stock. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. there are an estimated 7, 294 farms and ranches in Arizona. Over 78% of them are operated by individuals or families.

What's Grown in Arizona?

Vegetables - Artichokes, Bell Peppers, Broccoli, Cabbage, Carrots, Cauliflower, Celery, Chile Peppers, Cilantro,
                Corn/Sweet Corn, Lettuce, Onions, Parsley, Potatoes, Pumpkins, Spinach, Squash, Tomatoes

Fruits - Apples, Dates, Grapefruit, Grapes, Lemons/Limes, Melons, Oranges, Peaches, Tangerines/Tangelos, Watermelon, Wine

Fiber - Alfalfa Hay, Cotton

Grains/Nuts - Garbanzos, Wheat, Pistachios, Pecans

Ornamentals - Forests, Nursery.

What Animals are Raised in Arizona?

Bees - Produce Honey

Cattle - Meats and Byproducts include Leather, Marshmallows, Soaps, Floor Wax and more

Dairy - Milk, Cheese, Yogurt, Whipped Cream, Butter, and Sour Cream

Fish - Sports and Food

Horses - Raised for Companionship, Pleasure, Horseracing, Horse Shows, Trail Rides, Rodeos and Breeding

Poultry - Eggs and Food

Ratites - Eggs, Food and Byproducts include Feathers for pillows, Decorative Hats and Feather dusters

Sheep - Meat, and Byproducts include Wool for Blankets and Sweaters

Shrimp - Food

Swine - Food

What else are Farms used for?

Farms contribute back to the community in many ways:
  • Are effective in conserving natural resources and caring for the environment
  • Tours for Public Education
  • Festivals
  • Holiday Events
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