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By: Doug Jackson-Smith, SENR OSU
The Ohio Grape Industries Committee (OGIC) recently asked researchers at the Ohio State University (OSU) to carry out a full census survey of growers who grew grapes in Ohio in 2021. This report was designed to capture the acres and estimated production of various grape varieties in Ohio, and updates a report last issued by the USDA in 2017. The survey was completed by 148 farms (an 83% response rate), and documents 112 varieties raised on 1,222 acres across 55 counties (including 95 acres of newly planted vines). The results are interesting and can help grape growers and processors plan for the future. To see a copy of the full report in PDF – click here. A copy of this report and the technical appendix will be hosted under the Grape Growers tab of the Buckeye Appellation website. Questions regarding the survey and results can be directed towards Doug Jackson-Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org.