Marketing and Economic Development is a small division but plays a major role in meeting the department’s mission to support the development of Utah’s agriculture and food industries and ensure a quality food supply. This division is comprised of the International Trade program, Specialty Crop Block Grant Program, Utah’s Own program, and Local Food Advisory Council and also administers the Junior Livestock Treasury and the Apple, Tart Cherry, and Wool Marketing Boards. In addition to these programs, the Marketing and Economic Development division works closely with community stakeholders and industry organizations to continually improve consumer awareness and the economic health of agriculture in Utah and provides communications and marketing support for all UDAF divisions and programs.
Marketing and Economic Development Programs:
International Trade Program
The purpose of the Utah Department of Agriculture and Food’s (UDAF) International Trade Program is to connect Utah agriculture & food producers with a variety of local and global resources to facilitate growth into international markets. Click here to learn more about the UDAF International Trade Program.
Local Food Advisory Council
The Utah Department of Agriculture and Food administers the Utah Local Food Advisory Council, a multidisciplinary group that makes recommendations on how best to promote vibrant, locally owned farms, promote resilient ecosystems, promote strong communities and healthy eating and develop a robust, integrated local food system. Click here to learn more about the Utah Local Food Advisory Council.
Specialty Crop Block Grant Program
SCBGP is a competitive grant program operated by the Utah Department of Agriculture and Food (UDAF) in which funding from the United States Department of Agriculture is awarded to eligible applicants to support Utah’s specialty crop industry. Specialty crops include fruits, vegetables, tree nuts, dried fruits, horticulture — including nursery crops, and more. Click here to learn more about the Specialty Crop Block Grant Program.
The Utah Department of Agriculture and Food offers marketing and local branding resources to qualifying Utah agriculture and food businesses via the Utah’s Own™ program. Click here to learn more about the Utah’s Own program.
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UDAF Annual Reports
The Utah Agricultural Statistics and Annual Summary Report is published by UDAF in partnership with the United States Department of Agriculture National Agricultural Statistical Service (USDA NASS) digitally each fall and provides a high level of view of the agency’s program activities, services and accomplishments.
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