Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources (MDAR)

Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources

The Department’s mission is to help keep the Massachusetts’ food supply safe and secure, and to work to keep Massachusetts agriculture economically and environmentally sound.


251 Causeway St, Suite 500, Boston, MA 02114-2151
Amherst Office
101 University Drive, Suite C4, Amherst, MA 01002


Boston 617-626-1700

8:45 am - 5:00 pm, Monday – Friday

Amherst 413-548-1900

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Boston 617-626-1850
Amherst 413-548-1901

Who we serve

We support, regulate and enhance the rich diversity of the Commonwealth’s agricultural community to promote economically and environmentally sound food safety and animal health measures, and fulfill agriculture’s role in energy conservation and production.

Massachusetts Food Trust Program

Agricultural Climate Resiliency & Efficiencies (ACRE) Program

MDAR Staff Directory

In July 2017, MDAR began migrating its website content into this new format. While this process is underway, some pages will remain on the classic site.
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Recent news & announcements

Upcoming Events

  • Food Policy Council Meeting  

    MA Division of Fisheries & Wildlife, 1 Rabbit Hill Road, Room 103, Westborough, MA 01581
    Friday, January 12, 2018
    9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
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