Vitebsk Oblast is located in the northern soil-ecological region. Agricultural land occupies 1251.900 ha, including arable land - 788.400 ha. Plowing is 63 percent.
The fertility score of agricultural land is 26.2, and arable land is 28.3.
231 agricultural organizations operate in the oblast, the average number of employees is 37.300 people.
Agriculture of the oblast specializes in the development of meat and dairy cattle breeding, feed production, growing grain, leguminous and industrial crops.
The share of livestock in gross agricultural output is 63.1 percent, crop production - 36.9 percent.