Alumni and friends of the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources are vital to helping us maintain and enhance the quality of our programs, attract top-notch faculty and remain on the leading edge of research.

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Through the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, some of the best minds on the planet tackle real-world problems, crafting solutions that have impact around the world. Strategic initiatives focus on compelling issues such as food safety and security, water quality, biofuels and improved health and nutrition – finding ways to use the world’s resources to the best and most sustainable benefit of the Earth and its people.

And just like the pioneers whose discoveries are so woven into our lives that we take them for granted, we know that discoveries made by our students and faculty members will affect your life – and your neighbor’s life.

Meeting these challenges head on is hard work. It requires dedication and perseverance.

It also requires your help.

Private gifts play a vital role in our ability to maintain and enhance the quality of our programs, to attract top-notch faculty and to continue to remain on the cutting edge of research.

Alumni & Donor News

  • Give Green Day 2019 Results

    Published on December 11, 2019

    Give Green Day was a very successful day for our CANR community, with more than $56,000 raised for various projects and programs representing the college, AgBioResearch and MSU Extension.

  • Ruth Sotak standing next to a horse

    A love of horses inspires gift to MSU

    Published on December 11, 2019

    Michigan State alumna Ruth Sotak has loved horses since she was a child. After becoming a horse enthusiast as an adult and learning of the MSU Horse Teaching and Research Center, she has included MSU in her estate plans.

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Upcoming Events

  • Mar 2

    Big Ten Colleges of Agriculture Alumni Reception

    March 2, 2020 National Press Club, 529 14th St. NW Washington, D.C. 20045

    Join us for the 10th annual Big Ten Colleges of Agriculture Alumni Reception! Enjoy the fellowship of alumni and friends from the colleges of agricultural sciences and natural resources representing the Big Ten.

  • Mar 6

    ANR Awards Program

    March 6, 2020 2:30 p.m. Reception, 3:15 p.m. Program The James B. Henry Center for Executive Development, 3535 Forest Rd, Lansing, MI 48910

    Join us in celebrating our outstanding CANR faculty, partners and alumni!

  • Jun 2

    CANR Alumni Golfing for Scholarships

    June 2, 2020 Forest Akers West Golf Course, 3535 Forest Road, East Lansing, MI 48910

    Join us for a day of golf, fun, and food. Golf outing proceeds benefit CANR student scholarships, student activities and alumni programming.

  • Jun 30

    Grandparents University

    June 30, 2020 - July 2, 2020 MSU Campus, East Lansing, MI 48824

    Join us for the 15th annual Grandparents University – a 3-day event where young Spartans ages 8-12 and their grandparents come to campus for a unique inter-generational learning experience.

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