Overview:The Georgia Department of Agriculture’s mission is to protect consumers, promote agriculture and to assist our customers using education, technology and a professional workforce. The Georgia Department of Agriculture administers a variety of programs which all have a primary goal – to maintain the state’s viable farm industry and protect the consuming public. These multifaceted programs affect all Georgians as well as countless others throughout the United States and the world, where Georgia agribusiness products are consumed.
Agriculture remains Georgia’s largest industry, generating more than $68.9 billion output impact on Georgia's $719.8 billion economy, annually. Food and fiber production and directly related processing created more than 380,000 jobs in our state in 2010. Despite all the changes in society, farming remains the foundation of our state’s economic well-being.
After you review our website, www.agr.georgia.gov, it will be evident that while all Georgians may not live on farms, the Georgia Department of Agriculture impacts their lives in some way, every day.