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  • Mark Skidmore

    Skidmore named director of North Central Region Center for Rural Development

    Published on October 24, 2015

    Mark Skidmore has been named director of the North Central Region Center for Rural Development (NCRCRD) effective January 1, 2016.

  • Spartans Feed the World

    Published on October 19, 2015

    By 2050, the world's population is expected to reach nine billion. To feed a population that size, food production will need to increase by 70 percent to 100 percent, according to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

  • Farm-level Coffee Processing in Rural Rwanda

    AFRE Gets $1.8M USAID Grant to Boost African Great Lakes Coffee Industry

    Published on October 13, 2015

    The U.S. Agency for International Development has announced that AFRE’s Food Security Group will receive an additional $1.8 million associate award as part of ongoing work through the Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Food Security Policy.

  • Titus Awokuse, AFRE Chair

    From the (New) Chairperson

    Published on September 14, 2015

    As the season changes into autumn, our Department is changing too. In addition to welcoming new and returning students for fall classes, we also have new faculty and staff joining the department.

  • MSU IFAMA Case Competition Team

    Grad team wins 2015 IFAMA Case Competition

    Published on September 14, 2015

    How comfortable is a fourth-generation Wisconsin dairy farmer analyzing a business plan before a panel of judges from the International Food and Agribusiness Management Association (IFAMA)? If that dairy farmer is Leonard Polizin -- very comfortable.

  • Cloé Garnache

    Garnache’s goal: smarter decisions, cleaner environment

    Published on September 14, 2015

    AFRE assistant professor Cloe Garnache considers the great outdoors to be more than just a place to enjoy her hobbies of rock climbing and backpacking.

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