FARM BUREAU LEADERSHIP
County President: Marc Henrie (435-590-4252)
garfield county facts
Area: 5,158 square miles
County Seat: Panguitch
Origin of County Name: Named after President James A. Garfield, who had been recently assassinated
Economy: cattle, lumber, and tourism
County Website: Garfield County
Garfield County is located in south central Utah. It is Utah's fifth-least populated county. Some points of interest in Garfield County are Bryce Canyon National Park, the Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument, Kodachrome State Park, Capitol Reef National Park, and Lake Powell.
The vast majority of the county is federally owned and is under the jurisdiction of the U.S. Forest Service (USFS) and the Bureau of Land Management (BLM). Only a small percentage of the ground is privately held and is primarily farm ground and grazing areas.
Primarily due to the relatively higher elevation in the area there is a much shorter growing season.
Approximately 95% of the farms have both crops and livestock. There are no dairies in Garfield County and the majority of the livestock are beef cattle
References: ilovehistory.utah.gov, nass.usda.gov, and extension.usu.edu