To protect Ohio citizens by ensuring the safety of the state’s food supply and the health of Ohio’s food animals and plant life, and to create economic opportunities for Ohio’s farmers, food processors and agribusinesses.
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Information about the department's various programs as well as forms, applications and fact sheets can all be found in the resources section.
Cheers! Ohio Wine & Grape Industries Bring in $6.6 Billion in Economic Activity
Ohio is home to 323 wineries. The state also has 21 grape juice, jam, and jelly producers.
ODA Announces First Farmland Preservation Commitment of 2023
Bob Lill in Marion County becomes the 1st Ohio farmer to join the program this year.
Governor DeWine, Lt. Governor Husted Address Ohio Fairs, Honor Local Outstanding Fair Supporters
Governor Mike DeWine, Lt. Governor Jon Husted, and Ohio Department of Agriculture (ODA) Interim Director Tracy Intihar addressed delegates from Ohio's 94 county and independent fairs at the 98th Ohio Fair Managers Association annual convention
Become an ODA Inspector
Consider joining the Ohio Department of Agriculture as one of our many traveling inspectors! Not one day is the same for this position, as you drive across the state making sure all Ohio producers and facilities are complying with state regulations.Watch Video