Ron Bates

Ron Bates

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Agriculture and Agribusiness Institute Director
MSU Extension



BS, Delaware Valley College of Science and Agriculture
MS, Oklahoma State University
PhD, Oklahoma State University

Ron Bates is the director of the MSU Extension Agriculture and Agribusiness Institute. He is also a professor in the MSU Animal Science Department  where he focuses on swine genetics. He works closely with the MSU Extension educators to provide leadership on educational programs relating to genetic programs for commercial and seedstock producers, as well as the transition to housing sows in groups.