Todd County is literally "Where the Forest meets the Prairie". Southwest Todd County is in the beginning of the vast prairies of western Minnesota, and northeast Todd County is near the beginning of the conifer forest areas of northeast Minnesota. In between those two extremes is land formally in the decidious tree area of the state. Since most of the livestock farmers in Minnesota settled in that same decidious tree belt of the state, the majority of the crops have traditionally been forages raised for livestock. Although Todd County has its share of full-time row crop farmers, alot of the crop land is dedicated to forages for livestock.