About Ohio Proud
Agriculture is Ohio’s number one industry, contributing more than $105 billion to the state’s economy. Ohio is home to more than 1,000 food processing companies and produces more than 200 commercial crops. Of these, the Buckeye State is a leading producer in more than 35 product sectors.
Ohio produces more than just the food we eat. Our location at the eastern edge of the corn belt allows for substantial grain production and a strong supply of animal feed products. Ohio is a leader in nursery stock production, particularly African violets and poinsettias. Ohio is also the largest sheep producing state east of the Mississippi River, providing quality wool products. Additionally, the southeastern Appalachian region supplies lumber and wood used in furniture, construction, and housing in Ohio, around the nation and throughout the world.
Why buy Ohio Proud?
Every dollar spent on Ohio Proud products reinvests in the state’s economy. Support local farmers and food processors, your community, and Ohio’s livelihood by purchasing Ohio Proud products.
The 2007 consumer study finds 93 percent of those surveyed prefer to buy Ohio products over national brand. Of those surveyed, 90 percent indicated they would pay up to 50 cents more for items made in Ohio. Ohio agribusinesses, farmers, producers, manufacturers, and retailers help consumers identify Ohio-made and grown products using the Ohio Proud logo.