Missouri Department of Agriculture

The Missouri Department of Agriculture sets agriculture policy, provides assistance to farmers throughout the state and focuses on food-related businesses.


The Missouri Department of Agriculture, located in Jefferson City, Missouri, is dedicated to the promotion and protection of the state’s agriculture industry. With nearly 100,000 farms on more than 28 million acres of farmland, the state’s Department of Agriculture works to connect farmers with consumers. Nearly 90% of Missouri’s farms are family owned, and our family farms are committed to producing a safe and secure food supply for customers locally and globally. Additionally, more than 1 in every 10 Missouri jobs are in agriculture and forestry.

The Department of Agriculture houses five divisions including Ag Business Development; Animal Health; Grain Inspection and Warehousing; Plant Industries; and Weights, Measures and Consumer Protection. These divisions work each day to promote and protect the backbone of the state’s economy.


Produce Safety Program :

Produce growers who complete the voluntary Missouri Produce Farm Survey will help themselves and the Missouri Department of Agriculture Produce Safety Program determine if they are exempt, qualified exempt, process exempt or covered by the Produce Safety Rule. In addition, the information gathered through the survey will also allow the Program to better assist growers by determining training locations and providing farm visits, notification of trainings, compliance dates and changes/updates to the rule and on-farm readiness reviews.

Services Provided

Financial Resources and Assistance

  • Loan Providers
  • Obtaining Government Funding
  • Tax Credits
  • Technology Grants

Import and Export Assistance

  • Identification/Research of Foreign Markets
  • Trade Education and Training


  • Demographics/Census Data
  • Identification/Research of Foreign Markets
  • Market Research
Contact Information
Lacey Roark
1616 Missouri Blvd
Jefferson City, MO 65109