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UDAF Centennial Strategic Plan

The Utah Department of Agriculture and Food is one of the state’s oldest agencies. UDAF’s roots date back to the year of Utah’s statehood when the 1896 legislature formed the State Board of Horticulture, later combined with other agencies in 1921 to form the Department of Agriculture. The Department 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.

The Utah Department of Agriculture and Food is responsible for the administration of Utah’s agricultural laws, which mandate a wide variety of responsibilities including inspection, regulation, education, rulemaking, loan issuance, pest and disease control, marketing and development of the economic position of agriculture, and consumer protection.

This year, 2021, UDAF is proud to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the department. Whether large or small, urban or rural, UDAF serves our state’s farmers, ranchers, and food producers as they support consumer access to safe and delicious food, a stronger economy, and the conservation of our beautiful mountain valleys and desert landscapes. As Utah’s population continues to grow and technologies continue to advance, UDAF’s programs and services will rise to meet the needs and challenges ahead.

Click on the PDF below to view full text of the 2021 UDAF Centennial Strategic Plan.