As the easternmost farming state, with some of the most mature road and rail infrastructure in the country, Ohio is a leader in the Food & Agribusiness industry. Ohio agriculture is the state’s largest industry, and the food chain across the state adds up to over $100 billion contributing to the state economy. Food and agriculture account for 1.5 million Ohio jobs and generate $124 billion in revenue.
Technology and advancements have revolutionized this industry in Ohio. Advancements like autonomous equipment and smart machinery have made farming safer and more efficient, netting higher yields per acre. Cutting edge robotics and biometric devices reduce excess feed and result in healthier livestock, making herds more profitable and sustainable. Climate-smart robotic irrigation systems improve water quality and reduce evaporation. Vertical farming dramatically increases productivity per square foot while conserving space. Next-gen AI optimizes lighting, irrigation, fertilization, and sensors within indoor farms to produce the highest quality flavor, shelf-life, and nutrition consistently, all year long.
Ohio is innovating the Food & Agribusiness industry and reshaping the future of food, carrying forward the legacy of being an agricultural force.
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