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The Next Farmers Market at the Capitol is Thursday, August 28 in downtown Lansing. See what everyone else was buying from local farmers and vendors at the last one in the video below.


Welcome to the MDARD Website. How Can We Help You Today?

Our goal with this site is to help you find what you're looking for as quickly as possible. At the right are Featured Links to popular pages like GAAMPs and the Right to Farm ActExport Marketing, Press Releases, Food Recalls, or How to Start Your Business.

Are you a CONSUMER, looking for information about: Food Safety; Cottage Food; the Pesticide Notification Registry; Animal Licensing or Bringing Animals Into Michigan; Food Recalls; an FAQ about Michigan Farmers Markets; or Finding a Licensed Business in Michigan?

Are you a FARMER, trying to locate information about: Bovine Tuberculosis (TB), Certifications; GAAMPs/Right to Farm; getting a Livestock Dealer License; or other MDARD Online Services?

Are you a BUSINESS . . . or looking to start one? You may be interested in: Licensing; obtaining a Food Service License; getting a Food Establishment License; sitting for a Pesticide Applicator Certification test; looking up a list of Registered Service Persons; learning what it takes to be licensed as an Animal Control Officer; Animal Feed Licensing; locating  Food Plan Review Resources or Finding a Licensed Business in Michigan.

Are you a REGULATOR
in the state, looking for information on: Licensing; the latest update to the Food Law; or learning Food Safety for Regulators?

Tips on Navigating Our Website

MDARD Help Desk logoIf you still can't find what you are looking for, please visit our Tips for Navigating the MDARD Website, which will help guide you through the various ways to find information on our site.
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Featured Links
 •  Export Marketing
 •  MDARD Emergency Contact
 •  Cottage Food Law
 •  Pesticide Certification Exams
 •  Start Your Business
 •  Grants & Funding
 •  Press Releases/Media Materials
 •  Apply for Food Service License
 •  Food Recalls
 •  Bringing Animals into Michigan
 •  Water Use Reporting
 •  Pesticide Re-Certification Seminars
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