About CANR


At the Michigan State University College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, students are learning to use the principles of science, technology, engineering, mathematics, business and creative design in tackling some of the world’s biggest problems related to food, energy and the environment.



Building relationships, solving problems and meeting the needs of Michigan residents and the people of the world have been the focus of the MSU College of Agriculture and Natural Resources (CANR) for more than 150 years. As the first college at MSU and the model for the nation’s entire land-grant system, we take our land-grant mission very seriously.

The CANR has pioneered advancements in agricultural and natural resources research, scholarship and outreach. Today, our land-grant roots are not only a part of our history, it represents our future.


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