Trend in agriculture toward subdividing

BUFFALO — Johnson County gained both farms and farmland between 2017 and 2022, according to the Department of Agriculture’s Census of Agriculture released in February.

That bucks the trend both in Wyoming and nationwide.

While agriculture remains one of the county’s biggest industries, the outcomes for Johnson County point to a trend toward greater subdivision of large ranch land into parcels with smaller acreage.

That trend revealed itself in the ag census and was not much of a surprise for locals who work in the land use sector.

A lot of landowners fill out the ag census – even small plots o...


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