Ron Bates

Ron Bates

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Agriculture & Agribusiness Institute Director
Justin S. Morrill Hall of Agriculture



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 and serves as Assistant Dean for Agricultural Outreach and Extension for the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources (CANR). 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.