Agriculture: Backbone of the Region's Economy
Crops grown in the Holly area consist of alfalfa, wheat, barley, milo, sorghum, millet and corn. Both irrigated and dry land farming practices are prevalent in the area. Irrigation occurs utilizing either deep wells for pumping or through ditch conveyance; the Amity, Buffalo, XY and Sisson Canals were all constructed in the late 1800's.
Grasslands in the area provide grazing for cattle. Livestock feeding of cattle and hogs, and dairies are also a major part of the agriculture picture in the Holly area.