The Chamber and several business members rely on the agriculture industry for its importance and wealth to the community. Support from area farmers and businesses keep the local economy strong. The land is rich and fertile and black soil stretching out across the plains.

Agriculture Stats

Agriculture Stats Value
Total Farm Earnings 48.34 Million
Farm Count 60%
% of Farms Under 50 Acres 22.8%
% of Farms Over 500 Acres 28.8%
Total Farm Acres 271.521
Average Farm Acres 452
Total Value of Farms 127.07 Million
Average Value Per Farm $211.436
% Farm Crops 51.6%
% Farm Livestock 48.4%

Watonwan County farming industry. All figures based on 2002 except for Total Farm Earnings which is based off 2005 figures.

St. James was the 2011 Spotlight AFA Community Partner.  Read about it here.

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