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.
With the signing of House Bill 197, Ohio’s COVID-19 emergency response legislation, the March 31, 2020 deadline for private pesticide applicators (farmers) and the May 31, 2020 deadline for agricultural fertilizer certificate holders to renew their license and get training has been extended.