Although the county has changed from rural to suburban, farmers continue to provide crops that are used by the local food industry.
Montgomery County’s food industry has drastically changed since the first farms were established in the eighteenth century. Farmers’ primary products during this time included dairy, livestock, and vegetables. Over time, suburban towns replaced farmland throughout the county. Although the number of farms have decreased since the eighteenth century, the ones that remain still provide crops that are used in local businesses. As of 2017, some of the county’s top crops were corn, soybeans, and livestock.