The Department of Animal Science at Michigan State University offers education and research for the safe, nutritious and economical production of animal food and fiber, and of animals for recreational purposes, without compromising the environment or jeopardizing the health and well being of farm animals and farm communities. The department provides educational leadership through high-quality courses, research and extension/outreach programs to enhance human capital and ensure that Michigan producers and communities benefit from these.
We have a strong tradition of training outstanding students in animal science and related fields, and welcome prospective students who are interested in our programs and want to contribute to our mission. Graduates of our department have advanced to rewarding careers in universities, government agencies, the livestock industry, veterinary medicine and biomedicine.
Ronald L. Hendrick will be recommended as dean of Michigan State University’s College of Agriculture and Natural Resources. If approved by the MSU Board of Trustees, Hendrick’s appointment will be effective July 1, 2016.
George W. Smith, Michigan State University (MSU) AgBioResearch associate director, has been named interim associate dean for research in the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources (CANR), effective Jan. 1.
One CANR staff employee received the 38th annual Jack Breslin Distinguished Staff Award and one CANR staff employee received the sixth annual Ruth Jameyson “Above and Beyond” Award June 1.
The Horse Teaching and Research Center was recently featured in PBS video series called “Did You Know?”
Two Michigan State University (MSU) food scientists have been awarded more than $1.1 million in grants for projects designed to ensure a safe and nutritious food supply while helping to maintain American agricultural competitiveness. The grants are from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA).
Date: February 14, 2016
IHSA provides collegiate riders of all skills the opportunity to compete individually and as teams in equestrian competition. It was founded on the principle that any college student should be able to participate in horse shows regardless of his or her riding ability or financial status.
Date: February 19, 2016 - February 21, 2016
MSU Rodeo Club - Taking the bull by the horns since 1969.
Date: February 26, 2016 - February 28, 2016
Tom Moore Sales presents the Southern Michigan Quarter and Paint Horse Auction
Date: March 4, 2016 - March 6, 2016
Location: MSU Pavilion
Are you ready for a great weekend of friendly competition and conversation?
Date: March 5, 2016 - March 12, 2016
Location: MSU Campus
Michigan State University and the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources extends a cordial welcome to visitors to Agriculture and Natural Resources Week. The nation’s pioneer land-grant college was founded more than 150 years ago, guided by a philosophy to serve all the people of the state, an idea that still prevails in 2016.