Organic Farm Management Studies

Organic farmers have different priorities, values, and available options than conventional farmers. Effective research and outreach efforts need to keep the special characteristics of organic farmers in mind. Organic farmers and product suppliers can also benefit from seeing trends, outcomes, and practices in the industry. 

Ohio State Studies on Ohio's Organic Agriculture Practices

1999 Survey Results on Ohio Organic Producers. Special Circular 174, OARDC by Phil Rzewnicki. Ohio State Studies on Organic Practices 

2018 Organic Corn Growers Survey. Caroline Brock and Doug Jackson-Smith, and Subbu Kumarappan

2019 Organic Dairy Practices Study. Currently in progress. Read more here. 

Organic Agriculture in OhioOhio ranks 7th in the number of organic farms.

Ohio's organic farming community is experiencing rapid growth. According to the most recent USDA Census of Agriculture, we rank 7th among U.S. states in the number of organic farmers as well as....

  • 4th in the number of organic corn farms.
  • 4th in the number of organic soybean farms.
  • 5th in the number of organic dairy farms.
  • 7th in the number of organic farms
  • 8th in organic egg and layer farms. 
  • 8th in organic egg sales. 

Between 2015 and 2017, Ohio's organic sales have increased by more than 30% and organic cropland grew by 11%.