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Marketing & Agricultural Economic Development

The mission of the Office of Marketing & Agricultural Economic Development is to promote the development and growth of markets for Louisiana food and agricultural products and through this effort, improve the economic well being of the State of Louisiana and its citizens.

The Office of Marketing consists of the divisions of Agricultural Economic Development, Market Development, Market News and Special Events/Dairy Promotions, as well as the Administrative Office of the Assistant Commissioner. The Office of Marketing receives its authority under Louisiana Statutes Annotated 36:628(B) to “… perform the functions of the state relating to programs for the development and growth of markets for Louisiana agricultural products, all in accordance with applicable laws.”

Programs and services of the Office of Marketing are centered on agri-business development, marketing services, market development, promotion of Louisiana food and agricultural products, dissemination of market information and coordination of special events hosted by the department and its staff.