About Organic Agriculture in Ohio

Ohio's organic farming community continues to experience rapid growth. According to the 2019 USDA Census of Agriculture, Ohio ranks 5th among U.S. states in the number of certified organic farms, an increase of 37% since the 2016 organic census. organic operations by state

Ohio ranks

  • 3rd in certified organic soybean producers.
  • 6th in acres of organic soybeans, 7th in bushels produced.
  • 5th in certified organic corn producers. 
  • 9th in certified organic corn acres and in bushels produced.
  • 4th in organic hay producers, 13th in acres.
  • 3rd in organic oats producers, 7th in acres.
  • 4th in the number of organic dairy farms.
  • 5th in the number of organic farms.
  • 11th in organic egg and layer farms, and organic egg sales. 
  • 6th in the number of non-certified farms transitioning acres to organic production

Between 2016 and 2019, Ohio's organic sales have increased by 38% and organic cropland grew by 37%.