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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Published on August 15, 2018
Ron Bates's ultimate goal is to provide the best service possible to Michigan residents through MSU Extension.
Published on July 30, 2018
Crystal Prom received a NIFA Predoctoral Fellowship, and Juliet Salivo received the 2018 Summer Research Opportunities Program Best Oral Presentation Award.
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September 4, 2018 MSU Horse Teaching and Research Center
A 15 Week Short-Course For Those with an Interest in Developing or Maintaining a Successful Equine Based Business
September 15, 2018 9:00AM - 1:00PM Beef Cattle Teaching & Research Center
Do you live in or around Ingham County? Take your family to Breakfast on the Farm, hosted by MSU Beef Research Center on Sept. 15 in Lansing.
November 3, 2018 - November 4, 2018 College of Veterniary Medicine, Michigan State University
A two day workshop for Farriers and Veterinarians. Attend both days or only one!