Agribusiness

Feeding and fueling the U.S. and beyond.

With more than three-quarters of the state as farmland, it’s no surprise that agribusiness is big business here. Our farmers and ranchers grow and raise the state’s important commodities, including beef, canola, wheat, cotton, rye and more.

But our expertise extends far beyond the fields, into research and development, packaging, food manufacturing and more.

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Quick Facts

Ranking fourth in the U.S. in number of farms, Oklahomans are hard at work on 34 million acres of land.

  • $1.9 billion in agricultural exports annually
  • 1st in rye production in the U.S. with 1.1 million bushels per year
  • 5th in the U.S. for days of sunshine
  • 500% increase in cotton cash receipts since 2015
  • Natural gas and renewables account for 45% of Oklahoma’s total electricity production

Institutions

Noble Foundation

The Noble Foundation in Ardmore, Okla., operates 21 research laboratories at its 500,000-sq-ft campus where it assists farmers and ranchers and conducts plant science research and agricultural programs. The area immediately surrounding the campus grounds is a Federal Opportunity Zone and Priority Enterprise Zone.

Kerr Center for Sustainable Agriculture

The Kerr Center for Sustainable Agriculture managers 4,000 acres in eastern Oklahoma and focuses on finding sustainable solutions to the economic, social and environmental challenges facing agribusiness operations in Oklahoma.

New Product Development Center at Oklahoma State University

Pairs Oklahoma’s small manufacturers with OSU faculty, staff and students to help commercialize the manufacturer’s new product concepts.

Agribusiness is Cultivated in Oklahoma​

  • Nestle Purina
  • Bar-S Foods
  • AdvancePierre Foods
  • Bama Companies
  • Koch Industries
  • Hiland Dairy Foods
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