March is agriculture month. We honor and celebrate Michigan’s farmers, the diversity of products grown and processed in our state, and the partnerships that keep our food and agriculture industry thriving.

Michigan has 300+ commodities = 2nd most diverse ag industry state

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of the U.S. population is involved in agriculture

of state’s employment

The average U.S. farm feeds 166 people

Food & ag contributes $104.7 billion to Michigan’s economy


  • MDARD director shares how partnerships power Michigan

    Published on February 3, 2020

    Gary McDowell, director of the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development, believes collaborations with Michigan State University are key for the future of agriculture in the state.


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