Much of the surrounding
area is devoted to agriculture: hay, barley, oats, corn silage, cattle,
hogs, sheep, turkeys, commercial feed lots, and dairy herds. Also, a
well-developed business district serves Sevier County as well as adjacent
counties. Government agencies including the Bureau of Land Management,
the Forest Service, and the Agriculture Stabilization and Conservation
Service have their area offices in Richfield. Governed by a mayor and
city council, the community emphasizes preserving its past as well as
preparing for the future.
See: Pearl F.
Jacobson, ed., Golden Sheaves from a Rich Field: A Centennial History
of Richfield, Utah (1964); and Irvin L. Warnock, ed., Thru the Years,
Sevier County Centennial History (1947).