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South Dakota Family Farms

South Dakota Family Farms

Passed down through generations, the majority of South Dakota's farms are family owned and operated.

South Dakota Farms by the Numbers

Number of


Number of
Female Farmers


Average Farm Size

1,352 Acres

Farm Ownership

Family: 27,544 | 87.89%
Corporation: 1,644 | 5.25%
Partnership: 2,150 | 6.86%

Value of Sales:


Acres of Farmland:

Source: NASS (National Agricultural Statistics Service)

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