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2015 Pure Michigan Agriculture Summit - Pure Michigan Business Connect, in partnership with Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development and in cooperation with our local partner The Right Place Inc., is hosting the second annual Pure Michigan Agriculture Summit on March 19, 2015, at the DeVos Center in Grand Rapids. The initiative connects Michigan growers and processors with retailers and institutional buyers in a dynamic one-day event to strengthen Michigan's food supply chain. The deadline to sign up is February 22! Click here for details on the Agriculture Summit.> More
MDARD Announces Specialty Crop Grant Opportunity - Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD) Director Jamie Clover Adams today announced new opportunities for Michigan businesses thanks to the Specialty Crop Block Grant Program through the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Ag Marketing Services. The program is designed to enhance the competitiveness of Michigan’s specialty crops. Grant proposals must be received by MDARD no later than 3 p.m. on March 26, 2015 by submitting them to MDA-grants@Michigan.gov. Read the full press release here. Download documents here.
- Tips On Navigating the MDARD Website The Michigan Department of Agriculture & Rural Development's website covers such diverse areas of state government, from groundwater management to gasoline quality, it may at first seem an overwhelming task. There are a variety of tools available to help speed you on your way.> More