Ron Bates

Ron Bates

College of Agriculture & Natural Resources

Assistant Dean of Outreach and Extension

MSU Extension

Agriculture and Agribusiness Institute Director

Telephone: 517-432-7693

Room 160, 446 W. Circle Drive
Justin S. Morrill Hall of Agriculture, Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI 48824

Area of Expertise:

Swine Genetics Management


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.