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Georgia Department of Agriculture

The Georgia Department of Agriculture was established in 1874. We are the oldest state department of agriculture in the United States. Tyler Harper is the current Commissioner.

The Georgia Department of Agriculture helps farmers, consumers, and businesses. We regulate animals, food, fuel, plants, soil, and pesticides produced or sold within the State of Georgia.

Georgia Department of Agriculture

The Georgia Department of Agriculture was established in 1874. We are the oldest state department of agriculture in the United States. Tyler Harper is the current Commissioner.

The Georgia Department of Agriculture helps farmers, consumers, and businesses. We regulate animals, food, fuel, plants, soil, and pesticides produced or sold within the State of Georgia.

Spotlight

Hemp Program

Whether you are a new or existing hemp grower or processor, click to learn about obtaining licenses, understanding state laws and regulations, and fulfilling all necessary requirements.

150th anniversary

Celebrating our 150th anniversary, the Georgia Department of Agriculture, established in 1874, stands as the United States first State Department of Agriculture.

GATE Program

The 2024 GATE season is now open!

Apply for a new 2024 - 2026 GATE card here.

Avian Influenza

IMPORTANT! Learn how to protect your flocks from Avian Influenza. GDA's Avian Influenza page has resources, current news, and other information about this disease.

Recalls and Alerts

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AB World Foods US, Inc.

AB World Foods US, Inc. of Oakbrook Terrace, Illinois, is voluntarily recalling Al’Fez Natural...

FGF Brands Inc.

FGF Brands Inc of Toronto, Ontario is recalling 11830 cases of ALDI - Bakeshop Chocolate...

Foppen Seafood

Foppen Seafood is recalling Smoked Norwegian Salmon Slices – Toast sized, 8.1 oz, identified by...

Industry News

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Georgia Peach Producer Spotlight: Jake Carter – Southern Belle Farm

Jake Carter is the owner and operator of Southern Belle Farm in Henry County, Georgia, where the...

Mental Health Heroes - Connie Baptiste

On Monday, May 27th, 2024, as a nation, we honored the brave on Memorial Day, so for this week's...

Mental Health Heroes - Eliza Jane Glover

Eliza Jane Glover, a past intern with the Georgia Department of Agriculture (Summer 2023), brings...

GDA Notice of Non-Discrimination

Non-Employee Discrimination Complaints: The Georgia Department of Agriculture does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, disability, age or sex in the administration of its programs or activities. To learn more, or file a complaint, visit our Title VI page. If you need translation assistance to communicate with the Georgia Department of Agriculture, please call (866) 243-3193.

Comunicado Contra la Discriminacion

Quejas por discriminación contra quienes no son empleados: El Departamento de Agricultura de Georgia no discrimina por motivos de raza, color, origen nacional, discapacidad, edad o sexo en la administración de sus programas o actividades. Para obtener más información o para presentar unaqueja, visite nuestra página del Título VI. Para asistencia en español: (866) 243-3193.

 

Designees for Service of Process for Civil Actions:
Garrett Hollis, Director of Legal Services
Arlene Wilkinson, Attorney
Erik Krogh, Attorney

Office Address for Service of Process for Civil Actions:
19 Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive S.W.
Atlanta, Georgia 30334