Ohio Fact Sheet

  • Ohio is the No.1 producer of Swiss cheese and home to the world’s largest yogurt plant in Minster.
  • Ohio ranks No.2 nationally in egg production, and No.3 in tomato production (home to the world’s largest ketchup plant in Fremont)
  • The Slow Moving Vehicle (SMV) sign was designed in the Agricultural Engineering program at Ohio State in 1962.
  • Ohio farmers have donated 350,000 meals of pork in the past year and a half
  • Agriculture generates $98 billion per year, and is Ohio’s leading industry
  • 1 out of 7 Ohioans are employed by Ag
  • 1,100 processing facilities employee more than 60,ooo workers

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