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MDARD ’25 budget would invest in people, supply chains

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The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development Director says the governor’s 2025 budget proposal adds capacity to expand the ag economy.

Tim Boring tells Brownfield the department is evaluating ways to offer conservation technicians competitive salaries and reduce employee turnover.

“Working with growers on implementing regen ag practices as high-tech stuff, we need to be adequately compensating and attracting the best and the brightest to be partnering with farmers to implement these more difficult management practices,” he says.

MDARD ’25 budget would invest in people, supply chains