Farm Lane Society

Honoring individuals who have demonstrated a commitment to the MSU College of Agriculture and Natural Resources and fostering involvement in the college and its alumni association.

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Mission

The mission of the Farm Lane Society is to honor individuals who have demonstrated a commitment to the Michigan State University College of Agriculture and Natural Resources and to foster their continuing involvement in the college and its alumni association.

Membership

Membership is granted to alumni who have served in an appointed position on the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources Alumni Association Board of Directors, or who have received a College of Agriculture and Natural Resources Alumni Association Award, a Distinguished Service Award or the College of Human Ecology Outstanding Alumni Award (and have your home department currently housed in CANR).

The Farm Lane Society has no membership dues or conditions of members. 

Benefits

Benefits of the society will continue to develop. Current plans include:

  • Special recognition of members with a Farm Lane Society lapel pin.
  • Annual program held during ANR Week on campus.
  • Special behind-the-scenes tour of campus locations.
  • Special periodic programming on MSU properties and research centers.

Name of Society

Farm Lane is the primary artery of Michigan State University’s road map. Running north and south through central campus, it reminds us of our foundation as the original land-grant institution. To the Farm Lane Society, it represents the continuum of those who came before us and their accomplishments; a great foundation for future generations to continue to build the Michigan State University College of Agriculture and Natural Resources legacy.

Members

To date, 216 individuals have been pinned into the Farm Lane Society. The college is greatly appreciative of your contributions to the rich heritage and success of the college as a CANR Alumni Association Board member, or the honor you have brought to the college as a notable recipient of a CANR Alumni Association Award or the CANR Distinguished Service Award.

Events

To see the Farm Lane Society Inaugural Event program click hereTo view photos taken during the pinning ceremonies click here

Contact

Upcoming Events

  • Mar 5

    Farm Lane Society Induction

    March 5, 2021 11:00AM – 12:15PM Online via Zoom

    Join us for the 2021 Farm Lane Society induction ceremony honoring a new class of outstanding individuals committed to the college.

  • Mar 12

    ANR Awards Program

    March 12, 2021 11:00AM – 12:15PM Online via Zoom

    Join us in celebrating our outstanding CANR alumni, faculty, supporters and those who have made outstanding contributions to Michigan agriculture and natural resources.

  • Mar 16

    Give Green Day

    March 16, 2021 12:00AM – 11:59PM

    Spartans will come together to give to the College of Agriculture & Natural Resources.

  • Mar 19

    Intercultural CANR: Celebrating Global Perspectives

    March 19, 2021 11:00AM – 12:00PM Online

    Intercultural CANR: Celebrating Global Perspectives is a panel discussion showcasing ways our researchers and their work makes a difference around the world. Open to the CANR, MSU and local communities.

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Kathryn Reed

Kathryn Reed

Director of Donor Relations and Stewardship
kreed@msu.edu
517-355-0284