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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Department of Animal Science Position Description

Michigan State University College of Agriculture and Natural Resources invites applications and nominations for the position of Chairperson of the Department of Animal Science.


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  • Date: March 24, 20172017-03-24T11:25:02

    Prospective students and parents!

    Join us for student-led tours of the Department of Animal Science Teaching and Research Centers at MSU.

  • Date: March 26, 20172017-03-26T13:23:23

    This event will be held separately from the MI 4-H Equine Educational Contests. Additionally, this event has been moved to an earlier date in March. We’re hoping these accommodations result in less school/sport/prom conflicts and allows 4-H participants to compete in more than one educational contest.

  • Date: March 27, 20172017-03-27T08:00:58
    Location: Heritage Room, University Club, Michigan State University, 3535 Forest Road, Lansing, MI 48910

    Exploring new models: Large animal models offer new opportunities to explore important questions in biomedical and dual-purpose research.

  • Date: March 31, 2017 - April 2, 20172017-03-31T14:15:392017-04-02T14:15:39

    The Michigan Beef Expo offers opportunities for everyone and is the most well-attended beef cattle event in the state.

  • Date: April 2, 20172017-04-02T11:59:41

    All proceeds benefit the MSU Horse Judging Team. This fantastic student experience allows team members to gain communication skills, confidence, networking, equine knowledge, and much more through traveling to and competing in Intercollegiate Horse Judging Contests.

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