Forest products and Christmas trees are among the top 20 agricultural crops in Michigan. The 939-acre Fred Russ Forest allows researchers to conduct long-term research on Christmas tree seed production and other projects aimed at preserving the diversity and abundance of Michigan forests. The forest also features a 14-acre park that is open to the public for hiking, biking, fishing, cross-country skiing and horseback riding.
Fred Russ Experimental Forest now offers Spartan Pure Maple Syrup as part of a research effort in best practices for high-vacuum sap extraction. Spartan Pure Maple Syrup is made from pure maple sap, with no additives or preservatives. Now available at MSU Stores, MSU Surplus, Kellogg Biological Station and Kellogg Forest.
Published on June 7, 2023
The Michigan agriculture leader begins his new role July 1.
Published on November 5, 2019
Dana Infante has been named Michigan State University AgBioResearch’s assistant director for natural resources, effective Nov. 1, 2019.
Published on July 28, 2015
Michigan State University is tapping into the expertise of researchers through the development of Spartan Pure Maple Syrup.
Published on July 27, 2015
Michigan State University is tapping into the expertise of researchers at the Fred Russ Forest in Decatur, Michigan, through the development of a collegiate-licensed product, Spartan Pure Maple Syrup.
Published on December 11, 2014
Seventeen Michigan State University researchers and Extension outreach and education specialists have received more than $600,000 in funding from the Michigan Alliance for Animal Agriculture.