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Leadership Announcement at Ag Department

Mar 30, 2018

Ken McFarlane has been named as the chief deputy director at the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD). Mr. McFarlane has worked at MDARD since June 2014, first serving as the Director of Strategy and Business Performance and was appointed deputy director in February 2016. Prior to joining the department, he worked in […]

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Agriculture Director Moving On

Feb 23, 2018

This morning it was announced that Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD) Director Jamie Clover Adams is stepping down, effective March 3, 2018. She has accepted a new position with the U.S. Department of Agriculture as an advisor in the office of the secretary. Ms. Clover Adams was appointed to her current role […]

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Agriculture Director Elected to National Board

Sep 30, 2016

This week, Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD) Director Jamie Clover Adams was elected Secretary-Treasurer of the National Association of State Departments of Agriculture (NASDA).  The election took place on September 24 during the NASDA annual meeting.  This is the first time in more than twenty years that Michigan’s Director has served on […]

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