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Agriculture & Rural Development

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At the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD), we encourage and embrace innovation, creativity, and growth, so we can provide the best possible service to the robust food and agriculture industry and the residents of Michigan. As a department, we are committed to a diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment that builds upon our values and invests in our employees and provides an inclusive culture through involvement and empowerment.

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