Alumni Awards & Farm Lane Society

Each year the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources recognizes outstanding individuals for their contributions to MSU, CANR, the community, state and nation with the ANR Week Awards which include the CANR Alumni Association Awards and the CANR Distinguished Service Awards.

These awards are presented during ANR Week which is scheduled for March 2021.

ANR Awards Program
March 12, 2021 at 11 a.m.
Online via Zoom

 CANR Alumni Association Awards

CANR Distinguished Service Awards

The Distinguished Service Awards honor individuals or partners who have made outstanding contributions to Michigan’s agriculture and natural resources industries and who possess high standards of integrity and character to positively reflect and enhance the prestige of the college. These individuals demonstrate a commitment to Michigan State University and the CANR by continuing outstanding volunteerism and leadership on behalf of or in conjunction with the university on a local, state, national or international level. As many as three of these prestigious awards are presented annually during ANR Week.

Farm Lane Society

The Farm Lane Society honors individuals who have demonstrated a commitment to the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources as a CANR Alumni Association Board member or have brought honor to the college as a notable recipient of a CANR Alumni Association Award or the CANR Distinguished Service Award and to foster their continuing involvement in the College and Alumni Association.


Award candidates may be nominated by departments, administrators, CANR alumni board members, faculty, alumni and industry stakeholders. Nominations are due Dec. 4, 2020. 

Submit an online nomination

Download a nomination form to submit


Please contact Kathryn Reed at 517-355-0282 or via e-mail at