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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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Grants and Funding Opportunities

Search for funding opportunities for your community, local unit of government, farm, college, or fair.

Michigan Food and Ag Jobs

Live, work and play in Michigan's robust and diverse food and agriculture industry.

Licensing Portal System

Learn how to apply online for the following license types using MDARD's Licensing Portal System: Dairy, Food Establishment, Grain Dealer, Nursery, Retail Motor Fuel Quality and more

Ag Disaster GIS Viewer

Find out if your county falls within a declared disaster area. Last updated February 2024.

Avian Influenza (Bird Flu)

Find the current status of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) in Michigan.