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Michigan Food and Agriculture Investment Program

Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development

The Food and Agriculture Investment Program provides financial support for food and agriculture projects that help expand food and agriculture processing to enable growth in the industry and Michigan's economy. Projects are selected based on their impact to the overall agriculture industry and their impact to food and agriculture growth and investment in Michigan.


  • Small, medium, and large food, agriculture, and forest product companies.

  • Others investing in or expanding food, agriculture, or forest products operations in Michigan. 


The Food and Agriculture Investment Program is a performance-based grant. Companies or organizations put forward their investment plan, demonstrate fnancing and due diligence on the project, carry out the project, and submit a reimbursement amount per the grant agreement when the investment project is completed.

Application Instructions

Potential projects for consideration go through an application process with the MDARD Economic Development team member for their region. 

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Updated March 22, 2024

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