News & Events

2020 Board Meeting Dates:

January 14 ~ 8:30 a.m.

February 4 ~ 8:30 a.m.

March 16 ~ 8:30 a.m.

April 14 ~ 8:30 a.m. (teleconference)

May 12 ~ 8:30 a.m. (Zoom Meeting - contact our office)

June 9 ~ 8:30 a.m. (Zoom meeting- contact our office)

July 13* ~ 8:30 a.m. (Zoom meeting- contact our office) *Date change

August 10* ~ 8:30 a.m. (Zoom meeting- contact our office) *Date change

September 8 ~ 8:30 a.m. (Zoom meeting- contact our office)

October 6 ~ 8:30 a.m.

November 3 ~ 8:30 a.m.

December 8 ~ 8:30 a.m.

Disposal

Photo Credit: Ohio Department of Agriculture website

March 19, 2018 | Plant Health

Pesticides must be stored and disposed of according to the product label instructions. Any unused product should be disposed of as Household Hazardous Waste.

Proper Pesticide Disposal (OSU)

Clean Sweep

Each year the Department organizes a Clean Sweep Pesticide Disposal program, funded by US EPA grants and state funds. The program assists farmers with a free of charge, safe and environmentally responsible disposal of unusable, outdated pesticides. No household or non-farm pesticides are accepted, nor are pesticides accepted from commercial companies.

Farmers generally cannot dispose of pesticides through household hazardous waste programs, and the Clean Sweep program allows them to dispose of old products responsibly. There are typically 3 collections per year, which move around the state. Collection locations and dates are usually announced during the summer.

Click here for the latest 2020 flyer with dates & locations.

  • If you'd like more information please visit the ODA website.

Please read the article below from ODA's website on unsolicited packages of seeds:

ODA Asks Public to Not Plant Any Unsolicited Packages of Seeds

July 27, 2020 | Plant Health

REYNOLDSBURG, OH (July 27, 2020) – The Ohio Department of Agriculture (ODA) has been notified that several Ohio residents have received unsolicited packages in the mail containing seeds that appear to have originated from China. The types of seeds in the packages are currently unknown and may contain invasive plant species. Similar seed packets have been received recently in several other locations across the United States.

If you receive a package of this type, please DO NOT plant these seeds. If they are in sealed packaging, do not open the sealed package. You can report the seeds to ODA online here or you may contact the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) Anti-smuggling Hotline by calling 800-877-3835 or by emailing SITC.Mail@aphis.usda.gov. Also, if possible, please retain the original packaging, as that information may be useful to trade compliance officers as they work through this issue.

Unsolicited seeds could be invasive species, contain noxious weeds, could introduce diseases to local plants, or could be harmful to livestock. Invasive species and noxious weeds can displace native plants and increase costs of food production. ODA and APHIS work hard to prevent the introduction of invasive species and protect Ohio agriculture. All foreign seeds shipped to the United States should have a phytosanitary certificate which guarantees the seeds meet important requirements.

We will have the latest information regarding this investigation on our website.