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The Agriculture Building in Salem houses the central offices of the Department of Agriculture. (Oregon State Archives Photo)

The Agriculture Building in Salem houses the central offices of the Department of Agriculture. (Oregon State Archives Photo)

Present Duties

The Oregon Department of Agriculture was created in 1931 to provide leadership, service and regulatory functions for food production and processing. Its mission has been expanded to provide food safety and consumer protection at all levels of production and marketing, to protect the agricultural resource base, and to promote economic development and marketing for agriculture and food products.


The governor appoints the department director. A 10-member State Board of Agriculture, also appointed by the governor, advises the director. The department is divided into five major program areas that oversee 36 chapters of Oregon laws.

 

Agency Subdivisions

Information about this agency's divisions, offices, programs, etc.

 

Contact Information

Mailing Address: 635 Capitol St. NE, Salem 97301-2532
Telephone: 503-986-4550
Fax: 503-986-4750
General E-mail: info@oda.state.or.us
Contact: Katy Coba, Director
Administrative Rules Coordinator E-mail: Sue Gooch
Records Officer E-mail: Yvette Arechiga
Staff Directory from Oregon.gov
Location Map: by Yahoo! Maps


Legal and Legislative Information

Statutory Authority: ORS Chapter 576
Natural Resources Budget Analysis (pdf) - by Legislative Fiscal Office
Audit Reports - select agency from menu


Records, Publications and General Information

Agency History (pdf) - a detailed history of the agency
Records Retention Schedule (pdf) - a list of the public records kept at the agency
State Archives Holdings - a select list of the agency's records available for research at the State Archives
State Library Publications - a link to the Oregon State Library Catalog