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 and 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.
The Department of Animal Science is pleased to announce that Adam Conover, M.S., has accepted the position of academic specialist livestock.
Four Michigan State University (MSU) animal science seniors were among 223 students representing 37 colleges and universities from across the United States and Canada who recently competed in the 12th annual North American Intercollegiate Dairy Challenge (NAIDC), held April 4-6 in Fort Wayne, Ind. This year’s event was hosted by Purdue University, MSU and Ohio State University.
Mid-Michigan families have the opportunity to learn about farms and farm animals, and participate in hands-on activities at Small Animals Day, Saturday, April 20 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Michigan State University (MSU) Pavilion for Agriculture and Livestock Education.
Name: Courtney Daigle
Hometown: Edmond, Oklahoma
Degree: PhD Candidate in Animal Science with a focus on animal behavior and welfare
Graduate research focus: Space and resource use of non-cage laying hens
Why you chose this field: I find animal behavior fascinating and wanted to understand how to quantify their behaviors
Activities: yoga, gardening, walking my dog, painting
After graduation plans: I am keeping my options open and look forward to either continue working as a researcher in a university, industry partner, or zoo or teaching in a university setting with the ultimate goal of being gainfully employed.