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  • A long-term commitment to long-term research

    A 5,700 acre tract near Sault Ste. Marie, Dunbar Forest is the University's largest and second oldest off-campus facility and has been a part of the Department of Forestry's research, education and demonstration program since 1925.

  • Thinning thickens the plot

    About eight years ago, researchers at the Dunbar Forest Research Center started a new red pine plantation. The key to getting red pine well-established here is to get it planted in dry areas.

  • 2020 Spring VANTAGE

    Published on April 21, 2020
    The VANTAGE newsletter is published for members of the Michigan 4-H Foundation. The 2020 spring edition of VANTAGE features a how 4-H'ers are helping communities, a new youth trustee, a shooting sports endowment, outstanding alumni, volunteers, and more.

  • MSU Extension Ottawa County 2019 Annual Report

    Published on March 1, 2020
    Michigan State University Extension continues to serve the residents of Ottawa County through the educational process that applies knowledge to critical issues, needs and opportunities.

  • Kent County MSU Extension 2019 Annual Report

    Published on March 1, 2020
    MSU Extension in Kent County.Michigan State University Extension continues to serve the residents of Kent County through the educational process that applies knowledge to critical issues, needs and opportunities.

  • Allegan County 2019 Annual Report

    Published on February 4, 2020
    An overview of the difference MSU Extension made in Allegan County in 2019.

  • 2019 Michigan Potato Research Report

    Published on February 4, 2020
    The following research report was compiled with the help of the Michigan State University's AgBioReseach in cooperation with the MPIC. On behalf of all parties, we are proud to present you with the results of the 2019 potato research projects.

  • Animal Health, World Trade, and Food Safety - OIE

    This course will provide students with an overview of the workings of the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE), animal health, world trade, and food safety. Students will gain working skills and knowledge for use in real world situations. Successful mastery of the concepts of world animal health, world trade, food safety and the OIE requires a thorough grounding in fundamental, “grass-roots” disease transmission principles. These disease transmission principles will be thoroughly discussed in our weekly discussion forums.

  • Codex Alimentarius - The Food Code

    This course provides a thorough understanding of the organization of Codex Alimentarius, why Codex matters, the key documents, the nature and operation of the various committees, the standards, the interaction WHO, WTO, and the importance of Codex Alimentarius in world trade and global food law.

  • Food Laws and Regulations in Canada

    This course examines the laws, regulations, and policies that govern food regulation in Canada. The emphasis is on federal laws, but also includes food regulation by Provinces. Food law will be discussed with reference to the role of politics, cultural issues, ethics, social injustice issues, and science.  The course emphasizes the practical use and importance of food law to the food professional.

  • Food Laws and Regulations in China

    This course is designed for food industry professionals who need a practical background in China's food law. The course covers China’s diversity, the food regulation culture, the goals food regulation, the organization of government and the lawmaking process, risk assessment, the regulation of food processing, food labeling and advertising, permitted claims, food additives, pesticides, genetically modified food, organic food, import/export law and tariffs, and food product liability.

  • Food Laws and Regulations in Latin America

    This course is designed to introduce food industry professionals and university level students to food law and regulation as it is currently practiced in Latin America.  Perspectives from regulatory, commercial and consumer interests will be taken into account.   The events taking place in Latin America in food law and regulation will be linked, when appropriate, to the broader movements underway in other regions and on an international basis. Knowledge, information, and experience gained through this course will give the student a better understanding of the issues involved in the regulation of foods and food products in Latin America.

  • Food Laws and Regulations in the European Union

    The Food Laws and Regulations in the European Union course is designed for attorneys, food science professionals, regulators, HACCP, ISO-9000 and ISO-22000 consultants and certification officials, and industry professionals who must maintain certification requirements. It provides students with an overview of the systems of food regulation practiced in the European Union.

  • Food Laws and Regulations in the United States

    This course covers the law regulating the manufacture, distribution, and sale of food products in the United States. Topics include the regulation of labeling, food additives, dietary supplements, genetic modification, HACCP, civil and criminal liability for defective products, inspections, importation, inspections, enforcement, and many other issues of concern in the regulation of food in the United States. The course is designed to give the student a better understanding of the issues involved in the regulation of foods and a general understanding of the full scope of food regulation in the United States.

  • Global Regulation of Food Contact Substances/Packaging

    Graduate level course in Global Regulation of Food Contact Substances and Packaging, with Michigan State University's Institute for Food Laws and Regulations.

  • International Food Laws and Regulations

    This course surveys the food laws and regulations of a variety of countries and regions. After an overview of general concepts in global food regulation and the international food safety agencies, the course compares and contrasts the similarities and differences in food law and regulations around the world. This course gives the student a better understanding of the issues involved in the regulation of foods and food products on a national and global level.

  • Wine, Beer, and Spirits Laws and Regulations

    This course examines the laws, regulations, and policies that govern alcoholic beverages in the United States. The emphasis is on federal laws, specifically regulation by the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau. Among other concepts, this course will cover: industry’s primary regulators, the classification of beverages, the regulation of labeling and advertising, three-tier distribution system, excise taxes, and liability.