By Ryan Golliher
Indiana's growing seasons range from 160-190 days a year. It ranks 2nd in popcorn production and tomatoes for processing. It ranks 2nd in the amount of layer chickens and 3rd in the amount of eggs produced. And as a fun little fact, it is ranked 2nd in producing regular and fat-free ice cream.
Indiana grows corn, soybeans and wheat. The annual rainfall is usually between 36" and 46". Steep areas are used as pasture, hay land and/or woodland. Produces more ducks than any other state in the nation. The average age of a farmer is usually 55 years old. My dad farms. There are 794,994 acres of farming soil in Indiana.