Extension and AgBioResearch State Advisory Council

Michigan State University Extension helps people improve their lives by bringing the vast knowledge resources of MSU directly to individuals, communities and businesses. Through close collaboration, we pursue our land-grant mission to share new knowledge across Michigan, the nation and the world. MSU AgBioResearch engages in innovative, leading-edge research that combines scientific expertise with practical experience to generate economic prosperity, sustain natural resources and enhance quality of life. 

We recognize that our work is better when citizens are engaged. The MSU Extension and AgBioResearch State Advisory Council members provide regular input about emerging issues, bring forth opportunities for new collaborations and resources, and share the importance of research and educational programming with policy makers and other stakeholders. The Council was founded in 1998 to ensure MSU Extension and AgBioResearch were, and continue to be, responsive to the issues of concern in local communities and across the industry.

The MSU Extension and AgBioResearch State Advisory Council is comprised of up to 25 members: One each from the 14 MSU Extension Districts with the exception of District 11, which has three Council members to reflect the population base of Southeast Michigan. There are also three representatives appointed from AgBioResearch centers and up to six additional members appointed by the directors of MSU Extension and AgBioResearch to represent various organizational and agency partnerships.

Current Members

Learn more about the process to become an MSU Extension and AgBioResearch State Advisory Council member.  For additional questions, contact the CANR Office of Government and Stakeholder Relations at 517-353-9464.

State Advisory Council helps meet the needs of Michigan communities

February 3, 2020

Volunteers from across the state act as a bridge between MSU and their communities.