Wisconsin ranks second in the United States for total number of organic farms, behind only California. Wisconsin has about 1,180 organic farms, representing about 8 percent of all the organic farms in the country, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s 2012 Census of Agriculture.
There were about 1,250 certified organic farms in the state in 2013, up 77 percent since 2005. That’s 2013 data obtained from USDA’s National Organic Program, which also showed 233 certified organic handlers, i.e. businesses and processors.