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Celebrating 100 Years of Dedication to Service and Commitment to Excellence

MDARD 100th Anniversary Logo - Dedication to Service, Commitment to Excellence

On July 1, 2021, the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development marked a special milestone: the 100th anniversary of the department's creation. The law creating the Michigan Department of Agriculture, P.A. 13 of 1921, took effect on July 1, 1921. Throughout the coming year, MDARD will celebrate the department, its programs and employees, and Michigan's food and agriculture industry through a series of events, activities, social media features, podcasts and more.

Press Release: MDARD Celebrates 100 Years

Proclamation: 100th Anniversary Celebration Year of the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development

MDARD Photo Gallery 

Throughout the year, MDARD will feature the people and programs that make us "Who We Are" and recognize the contributions of Michigan's food and agriculture businesses to our state's economy and quality of life.