Less than 1/5 of land in US is of "high quality agriculture use."
About 1/3 of Tompkins County land is farmland. In other words, about 100,000 acres are farmed here.
Tompkins County has more than 580 farms, each averaging about 185 acres.
The market value of farm products in the county is about $60.1 million, and the leading products are: Milk & Dairy, Grains & Dry Beans, Cattle & Calves, Nursery & Floriculture, and Vegetables & Potatoes.
About 46% of farm owners here rely on farming as their main employment and income, their average age is 55.4 years, and their median household income is about $44,300.
Source: New York Agricultural Statistics Service (PDF)