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Agriculture

 
COME GROW WITH US. Literally. With about 80 percent of our land in farms, Pulaski County is a place where agriculture isn’t just part of heritage, but our strong and diversified economy.

Pulaski County’s bounty offers countless opportunities for adding value to products nourished by Mother Nature. and though it’s in the early stages, we’re developing a rail-served industrial park focused on adding value to the produce of our rich soil and complementing existing industries. Drop us a line to see how we can help you to add value to our products and your company or to learn about this proposed ag-oriented, rail-served industrial park!

We’re the seventh-best milk-producing Indiana county and, home to a Rose Acres plant, also a top county for egg layers. Ranked 18th out of 92 Hoosier counties in grains, oilseeds, dry beans, and dry peas, we rank in the top 15 percent of all producing counties nationwide: we have great soil and farmers who know how to tend to it. For more of these statistics, see our profile in the 2012 Census of Agriculture.

We especially take pride in being the top-producing popcorn county in Indiana and the second-best in all of the United States; we even have a homegrown popcorn processor, Gutwein Popcorn:

It should come as no surprise that, as a top dairy producer, we’re home to Indiana’s first robotic dairy, Jones Dairy Farm. We’re truly a land of milk and honey, playing home to Apple Blossom Honey Farm, which doesn’t just sell bees, honey, and honey products, but a variety of beekeeping supplies, including made-in-house wooden telescoping beehives:

We also have mint fields and stills, and although we don’t grow potatoes and onions in the muck in the vast quantities of yesteryear, we are home to Indiana’s largest potato grower, Black Gold Farms’ Winamac facility. The Pulaski County agriculture economy is a diverse as our manufacturing sector. Let Pulaski County Economic Development help you to add to the variety.