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.


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  • Intercollegiate Horse Shows Association Horse Show

    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.

  • Spartan Stampede Rodeo

    Date: February 19, 2016 - February 21, 2016

    MSU Rodeo Club - Taking the bull by the horns since 1969.

  • Southern Michigan Quarter and Paint Horse Sale

    Date: February 26, 2016 - February 28, 2016

    Tom Moore Sales presents the Southern Michigan Quarter and Paint Horse Auction

  • Michigan State Rabbit Breeders Association Annual Convention and Show

    Date: March 4, 2016 - March 6, 2016
    Location: MSU Pavilion

    Are you ready for a great weekend of friendly competition and conversation?

  • ANR Week

    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.

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