Meet the Director

MDARD Director Jamie Clover AdamsJamie Clover Adams was appointed by Governor Rick Snyder in July 2012. Prior to becoming Director, Ms. Clover Adams worked in various governmental leadership roles for nearly 25 years, including the Michigan Senate as well as Director of the Kansas Department of Agriculture from 1999-2003.

Ms. Clover Adams earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan and has a Master’s Degree in Public Policy from Georgetown University.

Jamie is a farm girl from the small town of Saranac in Ionia County and is a strong advocate for the state’s food and agriculture industry. Director Clover Adams brings with her a wealth of experience, knowledge and skills to assure Michigan’s food and agriculture continues to play a prominent role in our state's economic recovery.