We create, advance and extend knowledge that benefits humans, animals, food production agriculture, sustainable systems management, the environment, and our stakeholders.

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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.


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Dec 8

Winter Beef Expo

December 8, 2017 - December 10, 2017

This event will be held at the MSU Pavillion.

Dec 15

Fall Semester Commencements

December 15, 2017 - December 16, 2017


Jan 8

First Day of Spring Semester

January 8, 2018

Welcome back!

Jan 13

2018 Horsemen's Weekend

January 13, 2018 - January 14, 2018 at the Pavilion for Agriculture and Livestock Education

Events Saturday and Sunday.

Apr 7

Spring Beef Expo

April 7, 2018 - April 8, 2018

Chairperson: Andrea Williams and Rachel Gleason Contact: will3107@msu.edu or gleaso91@msu.edu

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