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Michigan Commission of Agriculture and Rural Development

The Michigan Commission of Agriculture and Rural Development has the responsibility to recommend, and in some cases determine, policy on food, agricultural, and rural development issues. The Commission is a bipartisan body of five citizens appointed by the Governor.

State law dictates that no more than three Commission members may be from the same political party. The Commission holds monthly meetings, with the exception of May and October, or as it deems necessary, and meetings are open to the public. Citizens and organizations wishing to observe or discuss matters under the Commission's jurisdiction are encouraged to attend.

Commission Members

Commission Policy Manual (PDF) (revised 10/11/2023)

Contact Information

Michigan Commission of Agriculture & Rural Development
PO Box 30017
Lansing, MI 48909

Commission Meetings

2024 Meeting Schedule (PDF)

Date Time Meeting Location

May 22, 2024

9:00 am

Constitution Hall Atrium Level, Con-Con Conference Room.
(525 West Allegan Street, Lansing, Michigan)


Commission Meeting Documents

Commission Meeting Minutes


MDARD Commission Transportation Resolution-Signed 3-18-15 (PDF)
MDARD Commission Water Soldier Order 1-21-15 (PDF)