Utah Department of Agriculture and Food

Marketing & Economic Development

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(801) 538-7108

What we do

The Division of Marketing and Economic Development plays a vital role in the Department’s mission to “Promote the healthy growth of Utah agriculture, conserve our natural resources and protect our food supply.” The Division Staff is committed to create economic success for agriculture, rural Utah and the food industry.

The staff includes Director Jed Christenson, Deputy Director Seth Winterton, Marketing Specialist Tamra Watson, and Market News Reporter Michael Smoot. The objectives of the Division are to raise the awareness of Utah agriculture and food products; and enhance local, domestic and international marketing opportunities.

Division goals include increased profitability for agriculture and related businesses; and, fostering a vibrant, healthy rural and state economy.

The Division is responsible for the successful and popular Utah's Own Program.