Distinguished Service Award

Each year the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources presents Distinguished Service Awards to those 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 of Agriculture and Natural Resources.

These individuals demonstrate a commitment to Michigan State University and 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 awarded each year. These awards are presented during ANR Week.  

Past Recipients


  • MSU CANR awards Jim Nugent Distinguished Service Award

    Published on March 7, 2018
    The College of Agriculture and Natural Resources (CANR) at Michigan State University is honoring four leaders in agriculture and natural resources for their community, state and national leadership with the Distinguished Service Award.