Resources for Growing Your Business


    MDARD's Agriculture Development Division supports food and agriculture businesses in Michigan. Contact our knowledgeable staff for a broad range of assistance including exporting assistance, regional business development, starting a winery and applying for grant funding.

  • Economic/Community Development

    Economic and Community Development Specialists are available in every region of Michigan to support food and agriculture businesses.


  • Michigan Grape & Wine Industry Council

    The Michigan Grape and Wine Industry Council Michigan's wine and wine grape-growing industries. Council staff administers business development support, promotion, and research to benefit Michigan's thriving wine and wine grape-growing industries.

  • Grants and Financial Assistance

    Agriculture grants and loans are available from a variety of federal, state and non-governmental agencies and organizations. The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development's grant team is ready to assist.


  • Exporting Food and Agricultural Products

    The International Marketing Program team assists Michigan agricluture businesses with developing trade and marketing opportunities, and developing or expanding their international reach.

  • Additional Resources

    A list of resources and links from around the state that support Michigan food and agriculture businesses.