This 100-acre center sits in the five-county northwestern region that produces almost half of the U.S. supply of tart cherries and is responsible for 83 percent of sweet cherry production in Michigan.

Established 1979

This 100-acre center sits in the five-county northwestern region that produces almost half of the U.S. supply of tart cherries and is responsible for 83 percent of sweet cherry production in Michigan. Founded through the efforts of the northwestern Michigan area fruit industry, the center is the premier research site for integrated pest management, horticultural production and handling, value-added processing, marketing and farm financial management practices for sweet and tart cherries, wine grapes, apples, plums and hops. In addition to creating and expanding knowledge through leading-edge research on cherries and other fruits, the center disseminates state-of-the-art information to the Michigan fruit industry and the public.

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Jim Flore, horticulture professor, receives the award from David Barr, president of the National Cherry Festival.

MSU researcher receives red jacket for outstanding work on behalf of cherry industry

Published on July 7, 2015

MSU horticulture professor Jim Flore was honored as Cherry Industry Person of the Year for his instrumental role in helping cherry growers remain on the cutting edge while also encouraging sustainable growing practices.

Visitors listen to equipment demonstration at the 2014 Viticulture Field Day in Benton Harbor.

MSU field days to feature research trials benefiting agriculture

Published on May 11, 2015

MSU AgBioResearch is inviting the public to tour several of its research facilities across Michigan this summer. The organization's annual field days will highlight current research projects benefiting the Michigan agriculture industry.

Red angus cattle at the MSU AgBioResearch Lake City Research Center

M-AAA awards more than $600K in grants for MSU animal agriculture research

Published on December 11, 2014

Seventeen Michigan State University researchers and Extension outreach and education specialists have received more than $600,000 in funding from the Michigan Alliance for Animal Agriculture.

Michael Jones, MSU Fisheries and Wildlife professor

MSU AgBioResearch announces new assistant director of natural resources programs

Published on October 22, 2014

MSU fisheries and wildlife professor Michael Jones has been named assistant director of natural resources programs for MSU AgBioResearch. This is a new part-time position within the organization.

George Smith, MSU animal science professor and MSU AgBioResearch acting associate director

MSU AgBioResearch names new acting associate director

Published on June 26, 2014

George Smith, MSU animal science professor, will serve as acting associate director of MSU AgBioResearch beginning July 1.

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