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The Agriculture Development Division inside the Michigan Department of Agriculture & Rural Development serves businesses, entrepreneurs, farmers, researchers and others by growing jobs and investment for food and agriculture businesses in Michigan.

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How Can We Help?

Here are just a few of the ways MDARD's Agriculture Development can help:

  • Serve as a resource and a source of connections in the industry.
  • Provide subject matter expertise to help food and agriculture businesses understand the tools and opportunities available to help them meet their business objectives.
  • Connect resources and industry contacts so that companies and individuals can start or expand a food or agriculture business in the state of Michigan.
  • Help companies create and expand food hubs, incubator kitchens, wineries, breweries, and more.
  • Direct individuals to the resources and information to get proper licensing, export goods, or learn how to grow some of Michigan’s hottest commodities such as hops or grapes. 
  • Guide people to the business support, grants, and other financial support they need.
  • Find additional resources to help you grow your Michigan agri-business here.

Want to get started?

Reach out to one of our regional Ag Development Specialists who can provide the guidance and expertise you need.