The North Dakota Department of Agriculture’s Business, Marketing and Information Division monitors and analyzes federal and state regulatory activities that affect North Dakota agriculture producers and consumers; and maintains relationships with federal, state, local and foreign governments to address agricultural issues.

The division provides education, promotion and market enhancement programs to increase sales of North Dakota agricultural commodities and value-added agricultural products in international, domestic and local markets.

The division administers the North Dakota Mediation Service, the Ag in the Classroom program, the department’s local foods initiative and grant programs, the Agricultural Products Utilization grant program, the Bioscience innovation grant program, the Specialty Crop Block grant program, the Pride of Dakota program, livestock development, agriculture business development, Federal Environmental Law Impact Committee, writes and edits department publications and manages social media and news releases.

The division administers community orchard grants, the organic program and certification reimbursement grants; oversees wine and grape development and promotion; and conducts and participates in international trade events, exporter training and market research for North Dakota companies.

Business, Marketing & Information Division Contacts

John Schneider

Business, Marketing & Information Division Director
600 East Boulevard Ave. Dept. 602 Bismarck, ND 58505
701-328-4899 jfschneider@nd.gov