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Sevier County Farm Bureau

Sevier County Farm Bureau
Rainbow Hills Photo by Ken Lund on Flickr

COUNTY FARM BUREAU LEADERSHIP

 

President:  Jared Johnsonjaredandginger@yahoo.com 
Vice President: Jeremy Cowleybdcowley79@gmail.com 
Secretary:  Jaden Coatesjaden6689@hotmail.com 
Treasurer:  Karl Pieperkapiepers@gmail.com
Women:  Ginger Johnsonjaredandginger@yahoo.com
P&E:  Jed Johnsonteamjohnson05@gmail.com
YF&R:  Easton & Josey Harrisnot available
Membership: Dustin Christensenfarmsdc@aol.com 
 Farm Safety Coordinator:  Brandon Footebrandonf@redmondnatural.com 

 

SEVIER COUNTY FACTS

Area: 1,976 square miles

Population:  21,118

County seat: Richfield

Where it got its name: after the Sevier River, from the Spanish Rio Severo

Main cities and towns: Richfield, Salina, Monroe 

Economy: livestock, manufacturing, trade

Interesting places: Fremont State Park in Clear Creek Canyon, Fish Lake, Big Rock Candy Mountain

County Website:  Sevier County

Sevier County lies in the High Plateau country of central Utah. Most of the towns lie near the Sevier River in an arid valley, which has been made fertile through irrigation. 

Mountain ranges border the valley: the Pahvant Range and Tushars on the west and Wasatch and Fish Lake plateaus on the east. National forests cover almost half of the land. The beautiful Fish Lake, high in the Fishlake Plateau, is the source of the Fremont River.

The Sevier River flows through the county, and has been a source both of life-giving water and of destructive floods.

Much of the rocky landscape comes from volcanic action. And the earth is still moving: four major faults in the county have slipped and caused lots of earthquakes.

Today, sheep and cattle remain important to the local economy, as do dairy products, field crops and, in recent years, turkey raising.

Trade and manufacturing--including food processing, clothing, and building products--contribute to the county as well. Sevier is the state's leading producer of gypsum—and a factory in Sigurd uses this mineral to produce plaster and plasterboard for buildings.

The county also has coal mines and natural gas reserves in the northeast. Its major geothermal resources could be tapped for energy production and the Redmond Salt Mine.

The growing season in Sevier County averages four months.

AGRICULTURAL STATISTICS

Sevier County Agricultural Statistics (2017)

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References:  ilovehistory.utah.gov, nass.usda.gov, and sevierutah.net