Tim Derickson serves as Assistant Director for the Ohio Department of Agriculture where he oversees daily operations, including management of more than 450 employees and more than 15 divisions and offices. He formerly served as ODA’s Interim Director.
From 2009 – 2016, Derickson served Butler County’s 53rd District as state representative, where he led numerous workforce development efforts during his tenure. One of his many accomplishments in the legislature was authoring HB 89 in March 2011 that established Ohio Agriculture Week, an annual week of recognition dedicated to the state’s largest industry.
Growing up, Derickson worked full-time on his family’s dairy farm in Hanover Township, Butler County, while attending Talawanda High School, Clark State Community College and Miami University. A successful entrepreneur, he managed employer health plans including the Butler County health insurance plan. He and his wife later founded Colonial Woods Furniture, followed by the development of Indian Ridge Golf Club on the family farm. He currently serves on the Butler Tech Foundation and Hamilton Mill boards.
Tim is a proud husband, father and grandfather.