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  • MSU AgBioResearch director appointed to new agriculture research foundation board

    MSU AgBioResearch director appointed to new agriculture research foundation board

    Posted on July 24, 2014 10:05am

    Douglas Buhler, director of Michigan State University (MSU) AgBioResearch and College of Agriculture and Natural Resources Senior Associate Dean for Research, has been appointed to a 15-member national board of directors of the new Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research (FFAR). The announcement was made today by USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack.

  • MSU researcher to lead NSF advisory committee

    MSU researcher to lead NSF advisory committee

    Posted on July 17, 2014 1:28pm

    MSU forestry professor David Skole was named chair of the National Science Foundation’s Advisory Committee for Environmental Research and Education (AC-ERE).

  • MSU’s Elizabeth Karcher honored with national teaching award

    MSU’s Elizabeth Karcher honored with national teaching award

    Posted on July 17, 2014 1:25pm

    Dr. Elizabeth Karcher, academic specialist in the Department of Animal Sciences at Michigan State University (MSU), recently started her teaching career, but her outstanding efforts are already being recognized by professionals across the nation.

  • MSU alumnus recognized with national service award by alumni and development association

    MSU alumnus recognized with national service award by alumni and development association

    Posted on July 17, 2014 1:23pm

    Timothy D. Beard III, of New Oxford, Pennsylvania, was recognized with a national volunteer service award by the National Agricultural Alumni and Development Association (NAADA) at Pennsylvania State University last month.

    Beard received two degrees from Michigan State University (MSU)—a bachelor of science in horticulture in 1958 and a master’s degree in food science in 1960. 

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