Welcome to the Ohio Department of Agriculture's new website. The agency fulfills several important roles for Ohioans including supporting agriculture, protecting consumers, safeguarding plants and animals, and conserving natural resources.
We hope you find our new site easy to navigate. If you can't find what you're looking for, please contact us and someone will help you find what you need.
Meet Our Divisions
Founded in 1846 as the Ohio Board of Agriculture, the Department of Agriculture is one of the oldest executive-level agencies in Ohio. Food and agriculture employs one in eight Ohioans and accounts for more than $124 billion in annual investment - demonstrating the critical importance of the industry and the agency to the state.
Scroll through each of our divisions below, or find a list here.
March and April have brought us a lot of firsts in 2020: The first tulips have started to bloom, the temperature hit 60 degrees for the first time this year, the first day of Spring, the first yard mowing and weeding of the year (UGH) and the first time ever many of us here at the Ohio Department of Agriculture are working from home!
The Ohio Department of Agriculture has established a protocol for all field inspectors to follow amid COVID-19 concerns, as they carry out critical inspections for the health and safety of all Ohioans.
The Ohio Department of Agriculture wants to ensure our business partners in the food supply chain who rely on water for quality food products, are aware of an effort to test for levels of per- and polyfluoroalkyl (PFAS) in Ohio’s drinking water.