is the value of the Michigan food and agriculture economy
undergraduate students will benefit each year from the renovated Fruit and Vegetable Campus Lab
Food Processing Mobile Labs will be available for 10 community college partners in a new certificate program
As the nation's first land-grant university, Michigan State University has led the way for research, teaching and outreach in agriculture and natural resources. In partnering with Michigan’s agricultural industry, MSU’s responsibility to educate and train the next generation of workers brings with it the added responsibility of ensuring they are trained on the latest equipment and technology.
Half of all agriculture-related jobs in Michigan are in food processing. Through renovations to the on-campus Fruit and Vegetable Lab and the creation of three Food Processing Mobile Labs, MSU is preparing students for careers in this competitive industry.
Published on May 9, 2019
The newest IAT certificate program, Food Processing, Technology and Safety, will accept students starting in fall 2019 in East Lansing, Battle Creek, Lansing, Muskegon and Traverse City.
Overall Project Costs
Total project: $5 million (for mobile labs and food processing academic program)
- Mobile Lab Goal: $2.25 million
- Academic Program Goal: $2.75 million
- State of Michigan Funding (FY18): $1.2 million
- Additional Funding to be raised for Mobile Labs and Academic Programs: $3.8 million