Utah Department of Agriculture and Food

Markets & Finance

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Marketing and Economic Development is a small division but plays a major role in meeting the department’s mission to “Promote the healthy growth of Utah agriculture, conserve our natural resources and protect our food supply.” The staff includes Director Wayne Bradshaw, Utah's Own Director Ryan Parkinson, Business Outreach and International Marketing Specialist Andy Pierucci, and Market News Reporter Michael Smoot. Our staff is committed to creating economic success for agriculture, rural Utah and the food industry through effective local, domestic and international marketing opportunities.