Issue #2

2018 Winter Animal Science Newsletter

Published January 4, 2018

It may be spring semester but it sure feels like winter! Look back at the latter half of 2017 as we recap all things animal science at MSU.

  • Boy in cattle barn.

    Alumni & Friends

    Meet three new Extension Educators who will have an impact across our state. Also read about some members of our community who have been recognized for their service in the dairy industry, and we remember a late faculty member.

  • Pamela Ruegg

    Welcome from the Incoming Chair

    Dr. Pamela Ruegg is back in Michigan after a long and productive absence. The new chair of the Department of Animal Science at Michigan State University shares some thoughts and plans for 2018 and beyond.

  • Beef Cattle Teaching and Research Center

    Farm Focus

    In this article, we highlight the Beef Cattle, Poultry, and Horse Teaching and Research Centers. You may be surprised at the number of activities these farms support.

  • Ag Tech Dairy Judging Team

    Undergraduate Student Spotlight

    The activities and scholarship of the undergraduate students in animal science are always amazing. In this article we highlight some student accomplishments and endeavors.

  • Sheep in winter

    Department Roundup

    We look forward to interacting with you in the new year!

  • Janice Swanson

    Farewell from the Outgoing Chair

    Before she stepped down as Chair of the Department of Animal Science, Dr. Janice Swanson prepared some farewell thoughts as we start a new year.

  • Dr. David Beede's retirement reception.

    Faculty & Staff Notes

    A lot of new faces came into the Department of Animal Science in 2017. They join a faculty active in research, teaching, and outreach. Read in this article more about the people of the Department of Animal Science and their work.

  • Graduate Research Forum

    Graduate Student Spotlight

    Graduate students make up an active group in the Department of Animal Science, and their Graduate Research Forum was the highlight of the fall semester.