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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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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. 

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