Utah Department of Agriculture and Food

Marketing & Economic Development

Andy Pierucci - Division Director
(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 Andy Pierucci, Laurie Seron Utah's Own Director, Jack Wilbur and Doug Perry, Public Information Officers, Ryan Mortenson, Rural Marketing Specialist, and Nina Mendoza, Utah's Own Marketing Specialist. 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.

The Division also manages USDA's Specialty Crop Block Grant for Utah. Learn More.