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In AFRE, we practice management and economics that improve lives.  We address societal policy questions and solve practical problems for producers, consumers, and the environment. Our undergraduate and graduate programs prepare the next generation of economists and managers to meet the needs of the food, agricultural, and natural resource system in Michigan and around the world. One of the leading departments in the United States, AFRE counts over 75 faculty, 60 graduate students and 450 undergraduate students. 


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  • AFRE Community Norms

    Published on January 30, 2022

    Associate Professor David Ortega in the Department of Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics discusses the department's community norms.

  • Professor Thomas Reardon Named MSU University Distinguished Professor

    Published on December 6, 2021

    PBS Interviews Michigan State University Foundation Professor Thomas Reardon about his research on supply chains and sustainable development in Africa, Asia and Latin America.

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