Mark Skidmore has been named director of the North Central Region Center for Rural Development (NCRCRD) effective January 1, 2016.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Collaborative research keeps work fresh and interesting for Professor Scott Swinton. So does working with graduate students. Successfully integrating the two helped Swinton earn this year's MSU William J. Beal Outstanding Faculty Award.
AFRE PhD student and faculty collaborators presented research findings at Summer 2015 professional meetings.
MSU AFRE Food Security International Update: Special Release on Changing Global Farm Structure and Agricultural Land Use. Aug 21, 2015
Titus O. Awokuse has been named chairperson of the Department of Agricultural, Food and Resource Economics (AFRE) in the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources (CANR) at Michigan State University.
The Michigan State University (MSU) Case Study Team took first place at this year's International Food and Agribusiness Management Association's (IFAMA) Global Student Case Competition.
The MSU/AFRE Quarterly Food Security Update reports highlights of research and outreach accomplishments of AFRE projects operating in a number of developing countries.
The FAO and the African Development Bank just released Agricultural Growth in West Africa: Market and Policy Drivers, a book by Frank Hollinger and John Staatz.
Claire Jordan wants to change the world. And this summer, she begins her journey to "leave the world a better place," starting in Malawi.
Thom Jayne has been named an MSU Foundation Professor, a new honor designed to recognize the work of outstanding university faculty members.
As a young Peace Corps volunteer in the African nation of Guinea, Nicole Mason discovered her passion for working with smallholder farmers in Africa.