The Laboratory Services division accurately tests the samples submitted to assure the quality of agricultural products sold, to protect the environment, to diagnose animal diseases and to assure the correctness of weights and measures.
The purpose of the Food and Dairy Section is to assure the quality, consumer protection, and the regulatory compliance of dairy products sold in the state. This begins at the farm through the manufacturing. The section also does testing of certain food products for the three main pathogens and water samples for bacterial contamination. Testing is also provided as a fee service to the consumer and general public. This section is an FDA Certified laboratory, FDA Certification Number 40008. Food Testing methods are USDA approved. Water testing methods are FDA and DEQ compliant.
Phone: (405) 522-5434
The General Chemistry Section provides prompt and accurate testing of animal feed, fertilizer, and lime samples for regulatory compliance and consumer protection. The Oklahoma Department of Agriculture Laboratory is the only laboratory in the state of Oklahoma which performs label compliance testing for livestock feeds, pet foods, fertilizers, and agricultural liming materials. Product ingredients and contaminants are tested on samples submitted to the laboratory by state inspectors of the Consumer Protection Services (CPS) Division of the Oklahoma Department of Agriculture. Testing is also provided as a fee based services to consumers, producers, and the general public. Analysis is conducted according to collaborative and/or published test methods from nationally and internationally recognized technical referee organizations and journals, such as the Association of Official Analytical Chemists – International, Journal of Agricultural Food Chemistry, and the American Oil Chemist’s Society.
The Inorganic Section provides testing of ground and surface water samples to ensure consumer protection and regulatory compliance. Its primary mission is to enable the characterization of environmental contamination related to agricultural activities or industries. This is accomplished by the analysis of water samples submitted by state inspectors of the Consumer Protection Services (CPS) division, Animal Industry Services (AIS), Forestry, and Agricultural Environmental Management Services (AEMS) of the Oklahoma Department of Agriculture. In addition, the Water Quality Section provides fee-based services to other state agencies and the general public.
The Pesticide Section provides testing of pesticide-related samples for regulatory compliance and consumer protection. Pesticide concentrates and formulations are tested for label compliance and contaminants. Pesticide application monitoring samples are tested for application rate compliance. Environmental samples are submitted to the laboratory by state inspectors of the Consumer Protection Services (CPS), Forestry and Water Quality Divisions of the Oklahoma Department of Agriculture. Testing is also provided as a fee-based service to consumers and producers
The Seed Section provides prompt and accurate testing of seed samples for regulatory compliance and consumer protection. Regulations governing seed production, marketing and testing are given by the Federal Seed Act, the Oklahoma Seed Law, and Oklahoma Department of Agriculture rules and regulations. Testing is conducted according to procedures set forth by the Association of Official Seed Analysts. Samples are submitted to the laboratory by the state inspectors of the Consumer Protection Services (CPS) division of the Oklahoma Department of Agriculture. Testing is also provided as a fee service to consumers and to seed producers for labeling purposes, prior to marketing a product.
The Oklahoma Department of Agriculture Laboratory Services Division is committed to the use of “Good Laboratory Practices” (GLP) in achieving the highest quality analytical results. In order to ensure that GLPs are followed, the ODAFF Laboratory has established a quality system that is overseen by a QA Manager. This quality system is supported by independent review of analytical results, participation in appropriate proficiency testing programs, internal audits, proper document control, implementation of necessary corrective actions, and feedback from clients. The ODAFF Laboratory invites clients to discuss methods and results by contacting the QA Manager. Clients requesting split samples for independent testing are asked to do so in writing or electronic mail through the QA Manager.
The purpose and authority of the Bureau of Standards, as defined in Title 2, Article 14, Section 14-1 through 14-7 of the Oklahoma Statutes, is to provide the highest level of calibration for weighing and measuring standards for the State of Oklahoma. The statute also states that the Bureau will be made available to all state departments, municipal and private corporations, and citizens of this state. Current areas of service include mass.
The Bureau provides accurate traceable standards to both legal and private metrology clientele. Legal metrology customers consist of weights and measures regulatory agencies such as the Department of Agriculture, Food, and Forestry’s Weights and Measures Program along with the Corporation Commission’s Liquid Measuring Device (Motor Fuel) Program.
Phone: (405) 522-5431
Fax: (405) 522-0543
- Wade Krivanek; Director, (405) 522-5432
- Jamie Pirrong; Assistant Laboratory Director, (405) 522-4907
- Daniel Tripp; QA Manager, (405) 521-3510
- Eli Klimek; Technical Manager, (405) 522-5459
- Laurie Mercer; Administrative Programs Officer II, (405) 522-5433
- Jeanne McKee; Administrative Assistant I, (405) 522-5431
BUREAU OF STANDARDS
- William Krivanek; Metrologist I, (405) 522-5459
- Termelia Hogg; Metrologist I, (405) 522-5459
- Tori Gillispie; Seed Program Manager, (405) 522-5452
- Brenda Gilbert; Seed Analyst III, (405) 522-5456
- Karen Kwok; Laboratory Technician III, (405) 522-5456
- Wade Krivanek; Seed Program Administrator, (405) 522-5432
FEED, FERTILIZER & LIME
- Johnathan White; Chemist IV, (405) 522-5443
- Winnie Zajac-McConaghy; Chemist II, (405) 522-5442
- Hollie Harris; Chemist I, (405) 522-5442
- Brittany Weisberg; Chemist I, (405) 522-5442
- Isaiah Ortiz; Laboratory Technician I, (405) 522-5442
FOOD & DAIRY
- Sharon Swyear; Chemist IV, (405) 522-5434
- Bryan Fritz; Lab Scientist II, (405) 522-5458
- Ebby Eubanks; Lab Scientist I, (405) 522-5458
- David Smith, Chemist IV, (405) 522.5436
- Yvette Turner; Chemist III, (405) 521-2597
- Jim Voss; Chemist I, (405) 521-2597
- Heather Rhoads; Chemist I, (405) 521-2597
- Ryan Hildner; Chemist I, (405) 521-2597
- Joel Kliewer; Laboratory Technician II, (405) 521-2597