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Minnesota Department of Agriculture Phone Directory


Toll-Free Numbers
Ag Information 1-800-967-AGRI
Arrest the Pest  1-888-545-6684
Minnesota Duty Officer (Environmental Emergencies) 1-800-422-0798 (Greater Minnesota Only)
Minnesota Grown Information 1-800-657-3878
Minnesota Relay Service (TTY) (External Link) 1-800-627-3529

Alphabetical Directory for All MDA Staff

Division General Information Number Fax Number
Agricultural Marketing & Development - Agricultural Development 651-201-6012 651-201-6120
Agricultural Marketing & Development - Marketing 651-201-6008 651-201-6114
Agricultural Marketing & Development - Certification 651-201-6011 651-201-6114
Agricultural Statistics 651-201-6030 651-201-6092
Commissioner's Office 651-201-6015 651-201-6118
Commissioner's Office - Farm Advocate Program 651-201-6484 651-201-6109
Dairy & Food Inspection - Food 651-201-6027 651-201-6119
Dairy & Food Inspection - Licensing 651-201-6062 651-201-6116
Finance & Budget 651-201-6002 651-201-6110
Finance & Budget - Cashier 651-201-6063 651-201-6110
Finance & Budget - Ag Finance / RFA 651-201-6004 651-201-6109
Human Resources 651-201-6023 651-201-6125
Laboratory Services 651-201-6010 651-201-6106
MN.IT Services @ Agriculture
651-201-6102
Pesticide & Fertilizer Management 651-201-6121 651-201-6112
Plant Protection 651-201-6020 651-201-6108
Plant Protection - Fruit and Vegetable Inspection - St Paul 651-201-6076 651 201-6108
Plant Protection - Phyto 651-201-6558 651-215-9687
Plant Protection - Potato Inspection - East Grand Forks 218-773-4955 218-773-4959

Minnesota Duty Officer

Minnesota Duty Officer placard suitable for printing/posting (PDF: 43 KB / 2 pages)

To request state assistance or report an AGRICULTURAL CHEMICAL INCIDENT or a PETROLEUM or HAZARDOUS MATERIALS SPILL, call 24 hours a day:

1-800-422-0798 (Greater Minnesota Only)
651-649-5451 (Twin Cities Metro Area and Outside Minnesota)
651-793-7000 (Backup ONLY)
651-296-2300 (Fax)
1-800-627-3529 (TTY)

Be ready to provide the following information when contacting the Minnesota Duty Officer:

  • Telephone number for call-backs at the scene or facility.
  • Have local officials been notified of incident - Fire Department, Police department, etc.?
  • Date, time and location of the incident (specific).
  • Materials and quantity involved in incident.
  • Responsible party of incident - trucking firm name, property or business owner name, etc.
  • What kind of assistance is requested - informational, specialized team, etc.
  • What has happened or what is happening.