Food & Ag Business Development



We help Michigan businesses navigate the licensing process and offer exporting assistance, regional business development information, grant funding support and research and educational materials. Our team is personally invested in the success of food, ag and forest product businesses and are committed to supporting the unique solutions that will help them thrive.


Economic & Community Development

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We work hand-in-hand with our partners to navigate opportunities and provide solutions for your food, ag, and forest product business.

International Marketing

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Let us help you develop opportunities with trade partners around the world and grow your business internationally.

Michigan Craft Beverage Council

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We support research and promotion to amplify Michigan's dynamic, growing craft beer, wine, hard cider and spirits industries.

Grants & Funding Opportunities

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Our friendly, efficient team provides businesses, organizations and communities with vital funding resources.

Producer Security

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Our team helps to ensure that Michigan farmers are paid for the grain they transact with the state’s grain dealers.


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MDARD has legal, fiscal and program oversight responsibility for 14 legislatively established commodity boards.


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