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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2023 Ohio Wine Competition Official Results
East Palestine Plant Tissue Testing Results Released
Analysis of scientific data by OSU shows plant materials from agricultural sites in the East Palestine area are not contaminated with semi-volatile organic compounds (SVOCs) associated with the train derailment.
ODA Announces New Farmland Preservation Commitments Around Central Ohio
Since the Office of Farmland Preservation began in 1998, 688 farms totaling 103,915 acres have entered into agreements.
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