In Kentucky, farming and agriculture range from the large scale irrigated cash grains operations of the western region, to the horse and general farm enterprises of central Kentucky, to small scale farming in eastern counties.  The Census of Agriculture counts any place from which “$1,000 or more of agricultural products were produced and sold, or normally would have been sold, during the census year.”  The USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) conducts the Census of Agriculture every 5 years (in years that end with a “2” or a “7”).

For data on top crops and livestock, see the county profiles at:


Curious about how agriculture in your county has changed since the 2012 Census of Agriculture? Click here to view Kentucky:  By The Numbers' 2012 Census of Agriculture profiles.


County Data Sheets

To find your county, click on the file that contains your county name. All counties are listed alphabetically.

To print your county, scroll down to it and print the current page(s) only. To print the entire series, print all pages in each file.

PDF Files

~ ~ Each Data Sheet is 2 Pages Long ~ ~


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Adair County through Boyd County

Boyle County through Carlisle County

Carroll County through Daviess County

Edmonson County through Garrard County

Grant County through Hart County

Henderson County through Knott County

Knox County through Livingston County

Logan County through Martin County

Mason County through Nelson County

Nicholas County through Pulaski County

Robertson County through Todd County

Trigg County through Woodford County


 Data Source


These data are from the 2017 Census of Agriculture.

Additional data are available from the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service at:

For data from the 2012 Ag Census, see the 2012 Census of Agriculture issue of Kentucky: By The Numbers