The Minnesota Department of Agriculture works to discover and develop potential markets for Minnesota's farmers and agribusinesses. We provide assistance to individuals and businesses in evaluating foreign market entry methods, understanding and obtaining regulatory requirements, finding qualified buyers, understanding logistics, and locating financing options and market promotion funds.
MDA also works closely with the Food Export Association for the Midwest USA, a private, non-profit association that offers services to help companies promote their Midwestern food and agricultural products in foreign markets. MDA is one of 12 State Departments of Agriculture or agencies working with the Food Export Association. The strong relationship between MDA and the Food Export Association is one reason why Minnesota continues to be a national leader in the agri-trade industry.
Our services are open to Minnesota producers, processors, and packagers of all sizes and experience levels.
Jeffrey Phillips, International Trade Manager
Brian Erickson, Tradeshow Support, Business Development
Su Ye, Domestic & International Market Research; China & Taiwan Trade
Emily Jerve, Market Research, Commodities
Ag Marketing & Development Division