Sustainable Crop Production, Food Systems and Agroecology
Faculty Interest and Expertise
The Center for Advanced Microscopy, a Michigan State University Core Facility, is the central microscopy laboratory for the Michigan State University Campus.
The Clarksville Research Center hosts research on small fruits and tree fruits, as well as potatoes, chestnuts and a variety of other crops.
The 180 acre HTRC is located just south of campus in Holt, Michigan. The center meets the needs of field labs for outdoor classrooms as well as basic research.
These glass greenhouses are used primarily for teaching horticulture production classes.
This facility maintains 199 growth chambers providing stringent temperature, light and humidity control.
This 137-acre center sits in the five-county northwestern region that produces almost half of the U.S. supply of tart cherries and is responsible for 83 percent of sweet cherry production in Michigan.
Located near the corner of Farm Ln and Wilson Rd, the Plant Science Greenhouses are utilized by Horticulture faculty, as well as other departments for plant science research.
The Southwest Michigan Research and Extension Center is located in Berrien County, and growing several types of fruit and conducting variety evaluations of numerous fruits and vegetables are just part of the work done at the 350-acre site.
The SOF is a 10-acre certified organic teaching and research farm that is also a working production farm.
Our students find internship and career opportunities in:
In addition, our graduates often open their own business enterprises such as fruit or vegetable production, landscape design/build and maintenance companies, nurseries, greenhouses and garden centers.
Job and Internship Links:
Opportunities for independent study, research projects, and lab experiences:
Most faculty offer undergraduate research experience opportunities. Information about ongoing projects can be found on individual faculty web pages above. The College of Agriculture and Natural Resources (CANR) also provides funding opportunities for undergraduate research.