Futures cover fall winter 2020

Issue #Fall/Winter 2020

From the Ground Up: MSU working together for a better tomorrow

Published January 1, 2020

By: AgBioResearch

This issue of Futures is about the value of partnerships and working together, one of Michigan State University’s founding principles.


MDARD director shares how partnerships power Michigan

Published on February 3, 2020

Gary McDowell, director of the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development, believes collaborations with Michigan State University are key for the future of agriculture in the state.

Michigan agriculture proponents step down

Published on February 3, 2020

Two stalwarts of Michigan agriculture, Phil Korson and Jim Byrum, have retired at the end of 2019.

Researcher Q&A: Passion for nature leads to career in biological control

Published on February 7, 2020

MSU Entomology assistant professor Marianna Szucs works on biologically restoring balance when a foreign species invades.

Discovering ways to build hardier, healthier plants

Published on February 3, 2020

The MSU Plant Resilience Institute is working to understand how plants cope with growing pressures from a changing climate.

State Advisory Council helps meet the needs of Michigan communities

Published on February 3, 2020

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

PERM celebrates 25 years of serving the state

Published on February 3, 2020

MSU, MDNR relationship strengthened by ongoing partnerships

Examining animal agriculture, alternative proteins amid climate change concerns

Published on February 3, 2020

Michigan State University is working with the beef industry and stakeholders to help ensure that producers are equipped to face the future of alternative proteins and other food trends.

Michigan is top tuber state for potato chip industry

Published on February 3, 2020

MSU research and outreach is credited for much of the state's chipping industry success.

Taking new varieties from the lab to the field

Published on February 3, 2020

The time-intensive process of crop variety development relies heavily on partnerships with MSU Technologies.

Research and outreach go hand-in-hand at MSU

Published on February 3, 2020

Michigan State University remains committed to its original land-grant mission

Expanding student access with 2-year certificates

Published on February 3, 2020

The MSU Institute of Agricultural Technology works with community college and industry partners to train students for future jobs in food processing and beyond.

Picking up crop pace to meet demand for Michigan craft beverages

Published on February 3, 2020

More locally grown grapes and hops support for Michigan's growing craft beverage industries.