OSA Vision

Facing the specter of a rapidly changing and more unpredictable global environment, Ohio agriculture will adjust to these conditions and maintain a style of farming and a food system that benefits producers, consumers, the public, and the planet. Our vision is to boost profitability for farmers at all scales and in all settings (from rural to urban) while restoring environmental resilience, building strong communities, engaging consumers and ensuring public health and access to nutritious food.
Desired Outcomes
  • Sustainably intensify productivity and profitability;

  • Adapt to changing weather patterns and climatic conditions;

  • Improve the efficiency – both economic and ecological – of farm operations creating a vibrant ag economy in Ohio;

  • Increase the diversity of products produced and the diversity of producers;

  • Extend that diversity across the region’s food value chain to transition agricultural landscapes into sustainable production platforms for producing nutrient rich food, improving public health, creating new economic opportunities for those who live below the poverty level, and by doing so improving the lives of vulnerable children.

  • Ensure that Ohio agriculture contributes to a future of food secure and healthy Ohioans;

  • Produce more local fresh edible food;

  • Expand the industry of robust, value-added processing that supports workers and provides them with growing livable wages.