The Pesticide Program conducts the examination, licensing, and certification of pesticide applicators.
MDAR offers various grants and funding programs for agricultural projects. This guide provides an overview of each grant. You can view more information about each program by clicking on the link in the description.
Our mission is to support, regulate, and promote the Commonwealth’s agricultural future is enhanced by the various boards and commissions upon which the Department draws expertise and guidance.
Preserving and Protecting Agricultural Land
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Promoting, supporting, and regulating the safe production and marketing of fresh produce in Massachusetts.
The Department has regulatory jurisdiction over herbicide application in rights-of-way (ROW) areas. 333 CMR 11.00 contains provisions for the use of herbicides as part of vegetation management in support of the functioning and use of ROWs.
The Farmers Market Program provides technical assistance to individuals and groups trying to start a Farmers Market and helps farmers find appropriate farmers markets to participate in.