Divisions

Agriculture Development Division

The Agriculture Development Division, through innovative partnerships, delivers expertise and leadership to ensure the success of Michigan's food and agriculture economy.

Animal Industry Division

The Animal Industry Division protects the health of the general public, domestic animals, livestock and pets.

Emergency Preparedness Program

The Emergency Management and Administrative Law Program is housed within the MDARD Executive Office.

Environmental Stewardship Division

The Environmental Stewardship Division (ESD) provides assistance to soil and water conservation districts, drain commissioners and land users in the conservation and development of our soil and water resources.

Executive Office

The Executive Office is the administrative direction and policy office for the department.

Food and Dairy Division

The Food and Dairy Division protects public health by ensuring a safe and wholesome food supply.

QOL Human Resources Division

Human Resources for the Michigan Department of Agriculture & Rural Development are now handled by the Quality of Life Human Resources group (part of the Michigan Civil Service Commission) which also oversees HR needs for the Department of Natural Resources and Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy. Service areas include: classification, selection, labor relations, equal opportunity (EEO), ADA, workforce planning, and training.

Laboratory Division

The Laboratory Division is composed of the Geagley Laboratory in East Lansing and the E.C. Heffron Metrology Laboratory in Williamston

Pesticide and Plant Pest 
Management Division

The Pesticide and Plant Pest Management Division is responsible for the implementation of programs and enforcement of laws concerning agricultural products, export commodities, pesticide sale and use, pest management and groundwater protection