Mike Ballweg, Agriculture Agent
Family-owned farms, food processors, and agriculture-related businesses generate thousands of jobs and millions of dollars of economic activity in Sheboygan County while contributing to local income and tax revenues.
THE AGRICULTURE SECTOR BENEFITS THE ENTIRE COUNTY
Sheboygan County is a diverse mix of rural and urban spaces, a thriving tourism destination, and an agricultural powerhouse. The agricultural sector includes hundreds of family-owned farms, as well as many agriculture-related businesses that provide equipment, services, and products farmers need to process, market, and deliver food and agricultural products to consumers. Sheboygan County ranks near the top of the state’s dairy processing industry and is proud to be home to several major sausage makers. Sheboygan County is also home to a thriving mink business, known worldwide for the highest quality pelts. Sheboygan County’s farm and flourishing ag processing industry contribute greatly to the area’s thriving economy.