Iredell County has a strong agricultural base, this includes:
Agricultural tourism facilities, markets and other related uses
Farm based business including mills, farm supply stores, etc.
Iredell County consistently ranks in the top 10 in several farming commodities including: dairy, cattle, hay, and layers.
All of these factors are important in adding to Iredell County's economy and for enhancing local sustainability efforts. Iredell County has several local programs in place to help with farmland protection and has developed ordinances to help alleviate conflicts with some land use regulations and better accommodate farm type businesses in our rural areas.