Ohio's Urban Food & Ag Community

Urban Ohio

Ohio is the 7th most populous state in the nation and home to the complete food value chain, with food and agribusiness contributing $124 billion to the state’s annual economy. With 14 unique metropolitan statistical areas, diverse stakeholders contribute significantly to urban food systems. In each geographic area, stakeholders navigate access and policies related to resources such as land, buildings, equipment, soil, water, workforce, and markets. Ohio State University Extension engages with all of Ohio’s 88 counties to foster innovative food production, viable food businesses, resilient food community ecosystems, and healthy people.

Ohio Hosted the 2024 Urban Food Systems Symposium

Examples of Urban Ag in Ohio (PDF)

A sample of The Ohio State University's contribution to the urban food system (PDF)

Poster displayed at the 2024 Urban Food Systems Symposium (PDF)

Poster References and Resources