Dave Weatherspoon named Associate Dean of Undergraduate Studies
Published on January 24, 2020
Dave Weatherspoon, professor in Agriculture, Food and Resource Economics, has been named Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies in the office of the Associate Provost for Undergraduate Education (APUE) at Michigan State University..
Nicole Mason-Wardell Joins SOILS Consortium to Improve Soil Quality in Sub-Saharan Africa
Published on March 18, 2019
AFRE faculty member Nicole Mason-Wardell will represent MSU and bring her expertise to a diverse group working toward sustainable soils across Africa.
Titus Awokuse: Assessing Impact of MSU’s Food Security Work in Myanmar
Published on February 25, 2019
AFRE Department Chair Titus Awokuse visited Myanmar in early 2019 to meet with key stakeholders and check up on AFRE's activities there.
Empowering the Next Generation of Malian Researchers
Published on February 8, 2019
Through her work, Véronique Thériault’s betters the lives of individuals by mentoring young researchers.
Swinton Reflects on AAEA Presidency, Building Community
Published on February 4, 2019
AFRE professor Scott Swinton reflects on his time leading the AAEA and building communities at institutional and national levels.
Thom Jayne Appointed Special Advisor in Creation of African Development Institute
Published on January 29, 2019
AFRE's Thom Jayne has accepted a part-time position in 2019 as special advisor to the president of the African Development Bank to support the development of a world-class pan-African policy research institute.
Saweda Liverpool-Tasie Receives MSU Teacher-Scholar Award
Published on January 28, 2019
AFRE's Saweda Liverpool-Tasie has been given a 2018-19 MSU Teacher-Scholar Award for her exceptional scholarly work and devotion to teaching.
Cynthia Donovan Talks Importance of Legumes in “Eye on Africa” Speaker Series
Published on January 24, 2019
AFRE's Cynthia Donovan spoke on the dynamics of African food systems and diets on campus in January as part of a speaker series for the Year of Global Africa.
Tom Reardon Named Extraordinary Professor at University of Pretoria
Published on January 16, 2019
AFRE professor Tom Reardon will take on this prestigious honorary position for the next four years, focusing on guiding graduate students.
Vincenzina Caputo Earns USDA NIFA Grant to Research Consumer Acceptance of Gene-Edited Food
Published on January 14, 2019
AFRE faculty member Vincenzina Caputo recently earned a prestigious USDA NIFA grant to look into consumer perceptions of gene-edited foods and products.
25 Years of Change: Tom Reardon and Developing Agribusiness Supply Chains
Published on December 5, 2018
AFRE's Thomas Reardon gave the prestigious Hans Ruthenberg Memorial Lecture at the University of Hohenheim in October, 2018, marking a long and accomplished career in development and agribusiness.
Kwame Yeboah Becomes Nonresident Fellow on Global Food and Agriculture
Published on November 26, 2018
AFRE faculty member Kwame Yeboah has been named a Nonresident Fellow on Global Food and Agriculture with the Chicago Council on Global Affairs.
Chris Peterson's Impact on AFRE, Michigan, and Agriculture
Published on October 16, 2018
The Department of AFRE celebrates the career of AFRE professor and Nowlin Chair of Consumer-Responsive Agriculture Chris Peterson before his retirement.
AFRE Experts Investigate Changing Perceptions of Animal Welfare and Biotechnology
Published on October 3, 2018
AFRE faculty members David Ortega and Christopher Wolf are investigating changing Michigan consumer perceptions and preferences toward dairy and pork products that use biotechnology.
AFRE Aids Growing Michigan Hop Yard
Published on October 2, 2018
A local hops farm is continuing to grow and supply Michigan's craft beer industry with the help of MSU and AFRE experts.
Thom Jayne to Lead Study on Strengthening Higher Education for African Agriculture
Published on September 26, 2018
AFRE's Thom Jayne will lead a study to guide the forthcoming $50 million World Bank and RUFORUM project on Strengthening Higher Education for Agri-food Systems.
Thomas Jayne Honored as 2018 Fellow of the AAEA
Published on August 6, 2018
MSUAFRE professor Thom Jayne was named a Fellow of the AAEA at the annual AAEA conference on August 6, 2018.
Melissa McKendree Earns Outstanding JARE Reviewer Award
Published on June 27, 2018
AFRE assistant professor Melissa McKendree has been awarded an Outstanding JARE Reviewer Award from the Western Agricultural Economics Association and the Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics.
Michael Olabisi Selected to Work with University of Ibadan
Published on May 14, 2018
MSUAFRE assistant professor Michael Olabisi has been selected to work with the University of Ibadan as a part of the Carnegie African Diaspora Fellowship Program to support projects in Africa.
Policy Project Supports Development and Collaboration for Nigerian Faculty
Published on May 7, 2018
AFRE is building further connections with Africa by hosting several Nigerian scholars and students under the USAID funded Nigeria Agricultural Policy Project Policy project led by Dr. Saweda Liverpool-Tasie.