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In the Field 2017

Published February 1, 2017

In the Field is a publication of the Michigan State University College of Agriculture and Natural Resources. It is published once a year and devoted to bringing to light the stories of the College of Agriculture and its people.



Devoted Spartan Leaves Lasting Legacy

Published on April 5, 2017

Edwin L. Carpenter loved three things in life: working, agriculture and MSU.

Ripe For The Taking

Published on April 4, 2017

Imagine a state-of-the-art greenhouse so big it disappears into the horizon. One that uses advanced technology like energy curtains and automated harvest carts to provide fresh produce year round ...

Detroit Serves as Classroom to Students

Published on March 31, 2017

Over the summer, 60 MSU students & faculty lived, worked, played and learned in Detroit as part of DETxMSU, a program that immersed students from six colleges into the city. They partnered with stakeholders to work on real-life creative problem-solving.

Dr. Gore Goes to Washington

Published on March 31, 2017

What would you do if you were in a basement in Washington, D.C., surrounded by a series of doors—none of which had an actual handle?

Biotech in Indonesia & Bangladesh

Published on April 6, 2017

Dave Douches loves potatoes. He grows them, breeds them, takes them around the world, and makes potato chips. He's even made his chips for the former President Obama ...

Finding Her Place at MSU

Published on April 6, 2017

"I started out as an economist but found a natural fit in working with smallholder farmers, especially women farmers."

Restless Soul Leads to Lifelong Work in Water

Published on April 10, 2017

Joan Rose is accomplished. And she improves lives every day for people she doesn’t even know. But her story isn’t finished.

Study Abroad Leads to Lifetime Impact

Published on March 31, 2017

When Joshua Knoll left for Japan last October, he never imagined his brief trip would produce such a long-term effect ...

Plant Pathologist Among Most Recent Class of University Distinguished Professors

Published on April 10, 2017

Plant Pathologist Mary Hausbeck was named a University Distinguished Professor in 2015, the top honor for MSU faculty.

From Lab To The Field, Research Takes Food Where It's Needed Most

Published on April 4, 2017

The right food for the right location: This has long been the mantra of agricultural research, which sought to develop the most productive varieties of food matched to their ideal climatic regions. But what if this didn't have to be the case?

Entomologist. World-Traveler. Biotech Pioneer.

Published on April 6, 2017

Born in a tiny remote village in India, Karim Maredia left home at the age of 5. Today, he is one of the world’s authorities on diverse agricultural topics such as biotechnology, biosafety and inte­grated pest management.

Snares to Wares

Published on April 6, 2017

Murchison Falls National Park (MFNP) in Uganda is picturesque. It's exactly how you might imagine an African wildlife preserve--lions, elephants, giraffes, hippos and other wildlife roaming about the savannah ...

Tiny Home, Big Life: Sparty's Cabin

Published on March 31, 2017

Debra Levantrosser's experience in implementing lean manufacturing at companies for two decades might be one reason she thinks a lot about living small. Or, maybe, it might be the food truck she owns and runs ...

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