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About MDARD

Michigan Department of Agriculture & Rural Development Overview

The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD) is comprised of six divisions that use a customer-driven, solution-oriented approach to cultivate and expand new economic opportunities for the food and agricultural sector; safeguard the public’s food supply; inspect and enforce sound animal health practices; control and eradicate plant pests and diseases threatening the $104.7 billion food and agriculture system; preserve the environment by which the farming community makes their living and feeds consumers; and protect consumers by enforcing laws relating to weights and measures. Learn more.

MDARD Organizational Chart (1/3/22)

MDARD Program Descriptions and Organizational Structure

MDARD's Role, Mission, Vision, Key Goals, and Scorecards

Additional Information

MDARD Executive Team

MDARD FOIA Process

MDARD Transparency Liaison

MDARD Lobbyable Officials

Michigan Agriculture

Michigan Food and Agriculture Housing Taskforce Report - January 2021

Michigan Agriculture Resources

Michigan County Food and Agricultural Systems Profiles