The Great State: Michigan

Michigan, the Great Lakes state up north, produces a huge variety of crops. They lead the nation on tart cherry production, producing nearly 75% of the total in the United States. They are also number one in pickling cucumbers, squash, petunias and geraniums. They aren't too far behind with ranking 3rd in apple and asparagus production and 2nd for beans, carrots, celery and plums. Also known for floricultural products, Michigan leads the nation for many flowers, including Begonias, Impatiens and potted Easter Lillies. Additionally, Michigan produces milk, hogs, cattle, sheep, lambs, goats and chicken. Not bad!

Capital: Lansing

Population: 9,883,703

Founded: January 26, 1837 (Michigan was the 26th state)

State Bird: American Robin

State Tree: White pine

State Flower: Apple Blossom

State Flag:


Largest City: Detroit

Nickname: Great Lakes State


Farm Facts:

Number of Farms: 56,000

Average Farm Size: 182 acres

Total Farmland: 10 million acres


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