With roots dating to 1921, the Utah Department of Agriculture and Food is one of the State’s oldest agencies. It oversees dozens of legislatively mandated programs that promote the healthy growth of Utah agriculture, the conservation of our natural resources and the protection of our food supply. Two important programs are the Utah Grazing Improvement Program and the Invasive Weeds Mitigation Program. Both work to improve the health of our rangelands and watersheds.
In the area of food safety, the Department inspects the state’s 4,000 retail stores and the many food processing plants for food quality and safety and correct item pricing.
The Department’s Utah’s Own Program works to reconnect consumers with their food supply and promotes the benefits of Utah’s locally grown and processed foods which represent 15 percent of Utah’s economy. The Department also protects animal health and the state’s $1 billion livestock industry, as well as guards against invasive insects.
This year, 2021, we are proud to celebrate UDAF’s 100 Year Anniversary. Learn more here.
Utah Agriculture Affiliated Organizations
Western Ag. Credit
Utah Farm Bureau Federation
UDAF Committees and Boards
Agricultural and Wildlife Damage Prevention Board
Agricultural Advisory Board
Apple Marketing Board
Egg Marketing Board
Elk Advisory Council
Fish Health Policy Board
Fruit Insect Decision and Action Committee
Grasshopper/Mormon Cricket Decision and Action Committee
Gypsy Moth Decision and Action Committee
Japanese Beetle Decision and Action Committee
Livestock Brand Board
Livestock Market Committee
Pest Control Compact Board
Red Tart Cherry Marketing Board
Sheep Marketing Board
State Weed Committee
Sweet Cherry Marketing Board
State Grazing Advisory Board
Turkey Marketing Board
Utah Beef Council
Utah Dairy Commission
Utah Horse Racing Commission
Utah Conservation Commission
Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory Advisory Board
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Promote the healthy growth of Utah agriculture, conserve our natural resources and protect our food supply
Integrity and respect; Stewardship and accountability; Growth and achievement; People and partnerships; Heritage and culture
Improve communication and awareness of agriculture; Conserve and enhance Utah's lands and natural resources; Ensure food safety and consumer protection; Build partnerships, advocates and develop agricultural leaders