Institute of Ag Tech

Institute of Agricultural Technology

Founded in 1894, the Institute of Agricultural Technology delivers innovative, educational programs that develop career-ready graduates through intensive, practical learning and skill enhancement in agricultural, environmental, and applied technologies. 

Certificate programs vary from 10-24 months in length, are highly respected statewide and nationally, and several have international reputations.  Classes are taught by faculty and staff in the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, so students gain from the research and extension programs at Michigan State University.

Apply via the Institute of Agricultural Technology Application for Admission page





  • Posted on October 18, 2016 12:57pm

    Michigan State University | College of Agriculture & Natural Resources

    It’s not every day your class project is featured in the world’s leading scientific journal, but it can happen. Just ask Michigan State University graduate students Liz Davidson-Lowe, Bahodir Eschanov, Sara Hermann, Andrew Myers, Logan Rowe and Saisi Xue.

  • Posted on October 6, 2016 9:16am

    Michigan State University | College of Agriculture & Natural Resources

    A team of Michigan State University researchers has found that consuming an omega-3 fatty acid called DHA, or docosahexaenoic acid, can stop a known trigger of lupus and potentially other autoimmune disorders.

  • Posted on October 3, 2016 12:44pm

    Michigan State University | College of Agriculture & Natural Resources

    The 2016 Stockholm Water Prize recipient Joan Rose has issued a challenge to Michigan State University students: Design a water fountain that does more than serves up fresh, clean water.


  • Posted on September 27, 2016 2:53pm

    Michigan State University | College of Agriculture & Natural Resources

    When Michigan State University (MSU) Professor Laura Bix thinks about a disease outbreak, she thinks about minimizing mistakes, what a Hazmat suit feels like, and how a healthcare professional might administer medication and medical devices in such a suit.

    That’s what she and a team of MSU professionals will bring to the fourth Healthcare Packaging Immersion Event (HcPIE). The HcPIE is a joint venture of MSU’s state-of-the-art Healthcare Simulation Facility, the Learning and Assessment Center and the School of Packaging. Geared to health care and packaging professionals, the event is slated for Oct. 12-13 on MSU’s campus.


  • Posted on September 26, 2016 3:09pm

    Michigan State University | College of Agriculture & Natural Resources

    When it comes to understanding how giant pandas pick habitat, researchers get a much better picture by watching their whole journey, not just the potty breaks.

    Vanessa Hull, a research associate at Michigan State University’s Center for Systems Integration and Sustainability spent two years working in the relatively uncharted waters of tracking wild pandas fitted with GPS collars. In the Sept. 14 edition of the journal PLoS ONE, she and colleagues fill in the gaps of understanding how pandas spend their days.


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