New Faculty and Extension Positions

A primary objective of the Agricultural Climate Resiliency Program is to increase MSU knowledge and expertise in strategic areas of climate and water science. This involves a cluster hire of six new faculty positions and two Extension educators with the $1 million State of Michigan recurring investment. Startup packages are being supported in part by funds from the MSU Office of Research and Innovation’s Global Impact Initiative.

The faculty roles, which will have 60% research and 40% Extension appointments, will be housed in departments within the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources and focus on:

The Extension educators will:

  • Develop programming on conservation-focused crop production that improves soil health and carbon sequestration.
  • Lead educational efforts on how precision agriculture approaches such as remote sensing and statistical models can improve soil health and reduce input costs.

On top of these eight positions, an additional six faculty members will be hired with support from the MSU Office of the Provost.