The Organization of Professional Employees of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (0PEDA) was formed in 1929.  A key charter OPEDA member was Milton Eisenhower, who was early in his public service career as Director of Information at the USDA-- where he served until 1941. 

OPEDA Working for You

  • Employee Resources
  •  Financial Workshops
  • Health And Wellness Events
  • Newsletters and Outreach


The 2020 Unsung Hero Program for USDA Employees 

Nomination Initiated! 

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2020 Unsung Hero Application Form

For several decades candidates for national office in our country have relied of a strategy of campaigning with a promise to weed out waste, fraud and abuse of power in the Federal Government. A sub-theme is that federal employees are therefore compliant in the causing this situation, and are incompetent, not worthy of their benefits and plush offices, and surely over-paid. This continuous drum beat puts OPEDA on the front line, in a continuing effort to point out that these accusations are far from the actual truth!



OPEDA has a great group of members consisting of USDA employees and retirees that are dedicated to the mission of “The People’s Department”.  We are always encouraging USDA employees to join the organization and would be honored to have you join us as a member.  .

  • Employee Members
  • Retiree Members
  • Lifetime Members


The Organization Of Professional Employees of the U.S. Department of Agriculture