Welcome to the MDARD Website. How Can We Help You Today?
The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD) is comprised of six divisions that use a customer-driven, solution-oriented approach to cultivate and expand new economic opportunities for the food and agricultural sector; safeguard the public’s food supply; inspect and enforce sound animal health practices; control and eradicate plant pests and diseases threatening the $101.2 billion food and agriculture system; preserve the environment by which the farming community makes their living and feeds consumers; and protect consumers by enforcing laws relating to weights and measures.
Below you will find featured links to popular topics. You may also be interested in Current Job Openings @ MDARD, Export Marketing, Press Releases, Food Recalls, or How to Start Your Business. If you can't find what you are looking for under those tabs, please use the Search feature above or visit our Help Page for additional tips on navigating this website.
Looking for work in the growing Michigan agri-food industry? Find Ag Jobs @MiTalent.org
FY 2017 County Fair Capital Improvement Grants - MDARD has announced a new competitive grant opportunity for the state’s county fairs to make building and other capital improvements to their fairground facilities. Additionally, grants are available for associations or other organized events hosting fairs or expositions showing livestock and commodities. Both grant proposals must be received by MDARD no later than close of business on February 27, 2017.
- Chronic wasting disease identified in two Mecosta County farmed deer
- Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development Announces Grant Opportunities for County Fairs
- Apply for MDARD's Agriculture Exporter of the Year Award
- MI Dept. of Agriculture & Rural Development Seeks Comments on Proposed Hemlock Woolly Adelgid Interior Quarantine
Tips on Navigating Our Website
- Tips On Navigating the MDARD Website
The Michigan Department of Agriculture & Rural Development's website covers such diverse areas of state government, from groundwater management to gasoline quality, it may at first seem an overwhelming task. There are a variety of tools available to help speed you on your way.