State Department of Agriculture Program: Ohio

State Department of Agriculture of Ohio
The mission of the Ohio Department of Agriculture is to protect Ohio citizens by ensuring the safety of the state’s food supply, to maintain the health of Ohio’s animals and plant life, and to create economic opportunities for Ohio’s farmers, food processors and agribusinesses.
Ohio Proud: When you see the Ohio Proud logo, you know you are getting Ohio-made and grown products. From fresh meats, fruits and vegetables, to dairy products and snack foods, you can find Ohio Proud products in your favorite grocery store and at your local Farm Market. Ohio Proud is a quick and reliable way for you to identify Ohio-made and grown goods.
Agriculture is Ohio’s number one industry, contributing more than $105 billion to the state’s economy. Ohio is home to more than 1,000 food processing companies and produces more than 200 commercial crops. Of these, the Buckeye State is a leading producer in more than 35 product sectors.

Core Customers:  Retail and Food Service
Ohio is home to a number of important customers who are ideal to look at for distribution.  These include Bath and Body Works, DSW Shoe Warehouse, Rex Stores, Kroger Corp, Berean Book Stores, Holland Oil, Speedway/Superamerica, United Dairy Farmers, Leisure Systems, Jo-Ann Fabrics, Pat Catan’s, Big Lots, Mazell Stores, Serv A Rack, UTM Distributing, Marc’s, Champaigne Landmark, Mercer Landmark, The Andersons, Carlton Cards, Dave’s Marketplace, Fresh Encounter Markets, Mattingly Foods, Victory Wholesale Grocers, Carter Lumber, Bostwick-Braun, Kitchen Collection, Bigg’s Markets, Big Bear Stores, Office Max, Arrow Distribution, Fitness Quest, Discount Drug, Medic Drug, Leader Drug, Flower Factory, Englefield Truck Stops, Travelcenters of America, Raisin Rack, West Gate Health Foods, Discount Drug Mart, Holland Oil, Mustard Seed Markets, UTM Distributing, Whole Foods, Bob Evan’s Restaurants, Frisch’s, Cedar Fair, Clark Food Service, Cleveland Cinemas, Wheatons, Select Restaurants, Arabica Cafes, Winking Lizards Taverns, Zeppe’s Pizza, We’re Rolling Pretzel and others.