North Carolina is divided into three distinctive regions: the Appalachian Mountains, the Piedmont and the Coastal Plains. Each region experiences broad differences of climate, and the growing season ranges from 130 days in the northern mountains to 242 days in the Piedmont and 270 days along the coast. Along with its top agriculture products, North Carolina ranks nationally in the production of cucumbers, strawberries, sweet potatoes and Christmas trees.
Top Agriculture Products
1. Broilers 2. Hogs 3. Tobacco 4. Turkeys 5. Greenhouse/nursery
Number of Farms
Land in Farms
8.4 million acres
Average Farm Size
170 acres Source: United States Department of Agriculture Economic Research Service