The North Dakota Department of Agriculture’s Marketing and Information 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 Pride of Dakota program, the Ag in the Classroom program, the department’s local foods initiative and grant programs, writes and edits department publications and manages social media and news releases, and oversees the department’s information technology aspects.

The division administers the Turkey Fund, the Specialty Crop Block Grant Program, 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.

Marketing & Information Division Contacts

Dustin Monke

Marketing and Information Director
600 E. Boulevard Ave. Dept. 602 Bismarck, ND 58505-0020
701-328-4763 1-800-242-7535
701-328-4567
dmonke@nd.gov

Michelle Mielke

Public Information Officer
600 E. Boulevard Ave. Dept. 602 Bismarck, ND 58505-0020
701-328-2233 mmielke@nd.gov