Agriculture has been and continues to be a major component of Franklin County’s economy.                                                                                                                

Agriculture comprises more than 242,600 acres of land in Franklin County.  Franklin County ranks 4th in the state in total agricultural cash receipts, additionally, statewide Franklin County ranks 2nd in the production of milk, cattle, apples, peaches, and corn for silage.

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In order to sustain the current level of Agriculture well into the future, Franklin County has engaged in an aggressive agricultural land preservation program. Through 2014, 127 family farms have been preserved totaling more than 16,500 acres.

Source:  Franklin County Agricultural Land Preservation Board & Penn State University Extension Service, Prepared by the Franklin County Planning Department, January 2015