Agriculture dominates in Sussex County as the market value of the ag industry exceeds $1.2 Billion. Approximately 45% of the county’s land (270,000 acres) is comprised of 1,374 farms where the average farm size is 196 acres.  Sussex County is the #1 broiler and lima bean producing county in the U.S.  Sussex County is in the top 2% of counties nationally in value of vegetables produced while more than 35,000 acres in farms are permanently preserved for agricultural use. Agriculture employs 15,000 people.

large agricultural machinery plowing a field