Creating, advancing and extending knowledge benefiting humans, animals, food production agriculture, sustainable systems management, the environment, and our stakeholders.

Undergraduate Program Graduate Program Animal Use Form

The Department of Animal Science at Michigan State University offers education and research for the safe, nutritious and economical production of animal food and fiber, and of animals for recreational purposes, without compromising the environment or jeopardizing the health and well being of farm animals and farm communities. The department provides educational leadership through high-quality courses, research and extension/outreach programs to enhance human capital and ensure that Michigan producers and communities benefit from these.

We have a strong tradition of training outstanding students in animal science and related fields, and welcome prospective students who are interested in our programs and want to contribute to our mission. Graduates of our department have advanced to rewarding careers in universities, government agencies, the livestock industry, veterinary medicine and biomedicine.

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Open Positions

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  • Karim Maredia

    CANR names new leader of international programs

    Published on May 20, 2019

    Karim Maredia has been named a senior global scholar and the director of agriculture and natural resources international programs in the MSU College of Agriculture and Natural Resources.

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In the News

FFAR Awards MSU Grant to Decrease Feed Costs for Milk Production

Published on May 21, 2019
by Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research

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  • May 31

    MARTS 2019: Michigan Alliance for Reproductive Technologies and Sciences

    May 31, 2019 8:30AM - 4:30PM 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. The University Club, Heritage Room, Michigan State University, 3435 Forest Rd, Lansing, MI 48910

    This forum continues to highlight the exemplary basic and clinical translational research programs of the reproductive scientists and clinicians throughout the state of Michigan and neighboring regions. Registration deadline: May 17.

  • Jun 15

    Spartan Classic Hog Show

    June 15, 2019 - June 16, 2019 Pavilion for Agriculture and Livestock Education

    Spartan Classic Jr. Hog Show and Spartan Jackpot Show. Entries Due May 24, 2019.

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