Growing Regions

Growing Regions
Northwest Region Northeast Region: Central/Southeast: Southwest:

Northwest Region

  • Flat terrain where large machinery can operate.
  • Produces crops like wheat, soybeans, sunflowers, sugarbeets, and potatoes.
  • Fertile prairie soils.

Northeast Region:

  • Rough terrain.
  • Short frost-free season, lots of snow.
  • Big producer of forests, but few field crops.


  • Hilly with moisture.
  • Big producer of hay, pasturelands, dairy cattle, and turkeys.
  • Soils include rich, shallow, poorly drained, and sandy.


  • Fertile soils with good moisture.
  • Produces corn, soybeans, cattle, and hogs.
  • More southern location (longer growing season).