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.
Dr. Harlan Ritchie, distinguished professor in the Department of Animal Science at Michigan State University passed away April 27, 2016. He was an educator, judge, mentor, colleague, and close friend of many in the beef industry.Dr. Harlan Ritchie, Distinguished Professor of Animal Science at Michigan State University (MSU) was cited as a well-respected legend in the cattle industry by several people who knew him well, and his influence reached from Michigan around the world. - See more at: https://www.michfb.com/MI/Farm_News/Agriculture_loses_livestock/#sthash.8hggAMIU.dpuf
Professor Brian Nielsen shared his expterise in equine exercise physiology in WalletHub’s recent article about the Kentucky derby and the horse racing industry.
Nominees for the Outstanding Student Leadership Award have shown service and leadership in the college, department or school and through their university activities. By tradition, the winner of this award is asked to represent the graduating seniors as class speaker at the CANR Commencement ceremony.
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.
Date: May 5, 2016 - May 8, 2016
60th Anniversary Show!
Date: May 13, 2016 - May 15, 2016
Sponsored by the Michigan Quarter Horse Association.
Date: May 20, 2016 - May 22, 2016
Saturday Night Exhibitor Pizza Party - Added Money Sweepstakes Classes - Michigan Apple Blossom Prize Drawings - Weekend and Year End High Point Awards
Date: May 27, 2016 - May 29, 2016
Sponsored by the Michigan Justin Morgan Horse Association.
Date: November 12, 2016
Location: MSU Pavilion
41st Annual AutumnFest
MSU Pavilion for Agriculture & Livestock Education
3.5 hours before the kickoff of the MSU vs. Rutgers football game.
For more information visit the AutumnFest website at http://www.canr.msu.edu/alumni_donors/alumni/autumnfest