MDARD Celebrates 100 Years of Service
On July 1, 2021, the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development marked a special milestone: the 100th anniversary of the department's creation. The law creating the Michigan Department of Agriculture, P.A. 13 of 1921, took effect on July 1, 1921. Throughout the coming year, MDARD will celebrate the department, its programs and employees, and Michigan's food and agriculture industry through a series of events, activities, social media features, podcasts and more.
COVID-19 Information and Updates
Information on the COVID-19 Emergency Response is available at the following links:
- Growing Industrial Hemp in Michigan
Find the latest hemp news and updates and access forms, laws and regulations, and resources.
- 2021 Fair Inspection Transition Project
Important information for food vendors at Michigan fairs this summer.
- Michigan Agriculture Resources
Learn about Michigan's food and agriculture industry.
- Ag Disaster Geographic Information System (GIS) viewer
Find out if your county falls within a declared disaster area. Download a list of Current Michigan Crop Disaster Designations (6/22/21).