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The Well-Pollinated Rufus Isaacs

And his unlikely path to study pollinators at Michigan State University

  • A bee in the garden 'hives' at MSU

    Right Place, Right Time for Isaacs and MSU

    If you asked a young Rufus Isaacs what he thought he would be when he grew up, he might have said, "a doctor."

  • Red haven peaches

    Raising the Food Stakes

    What do Red Haven peaches, baked beans, cold milk, potato chips ahave in common? Sure, they're the makings of a tasty summer barbecue, but that's not it. Hint: Think your favorite college mascot. That's right. Sparty.

  • Douglas D. Buhler, Interim Dean, College of Agriculture and Natural Resources

    Changes and Innovations

    If nothing else, 2016 will bring changes to the Michigan State University (MSU) College of Agriculture and Natural Resources (CANR). Quite honestly, though, every year brings changes to our college.

  • Rosy Brummette

    CANR Student Mission: Change the World

    Students in the CANR aren't just preparing for future jobs or even successful careers - they're preparing to change the world.

  • Laura Schmitt Olabisi

    MSU's Next Generation Of World Changers

    Growing up in Ann Arbor, Laura Schmitt Olabisi never imagined that she might one day become a Spartan.

  • blueberries

    Michigan Fresh

    MSU Extension's Michigan Fresh program puts information on the growing, stroring, and preparing of nearly 100 Michigan fruits, vegetables, meats and more into the hands of the people who need it.

  • Empower Extraordinary The Campaign for Michigan State University

    Focusing on the Big Issues

    Building relationships, solving problems and meeting the needs of Michiganders and people around the world have been the focus of the MSU CANR for more than 150 years.

  • Student fountain challenge kicks off in concert with Water Moves MSU

    The 2016 Stockholm Water Prize recipient Joan Rose has issued a challenge to Michigan State University students: Design a water fountain that does more than serves up fresh, clean water.

  • CANR's Rufus Isaacs with photographer Tom Gennara

    In the Field: The Cover Story

    The well-pollinated Rufus Isaacs and his unlikely journey to study pollinators at MSU.

  • Tomatoes and green peppers at market

    Driving Toward a Food-Secure Future

    Retired automotive purchasing executive Deb Spehar wants to help feed the world, and she is confident that Michigan State University (MSU) will steer that charge down the road.

  • MSC smokestack phot by Matt Katzenberger

    Recovering Energy: Nothing Wasted, Everything Gained

    When the iconic MSC smokestack came down in 2011, it sparked a mourning period among the Spartan faithful.

  • Michigan FFA student

    Piquing Interest Early in Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources

    For Randy Showerman, getting students interested in a career in agriculture, food and natural resources doesn't start when they get to Michigan State University. "That work starts early," he said.

  • Scott Winterstein, chair, MSU Department of Fisheries and Wildlife

    Students and Supporters Save CANR's Polar Bear Through Online Fundraising

    A polar bear has guarded the Natural Resources Building at MSU for almost 50 years, watching over and welcoming students as they navigate their way through the halls.

  • Ronald L. Hendrick

    A Spartan Returns Home as Dean of the College

    Ronald L. Hendrick was named dean of CANR by the MSU Board of Trustees.

  • Family at Breakfast on the Farm

    Making Farm to Fork a Reality

    Whether you call it farm to fork or the local food movement, MSU Extension helps develop sustainable local food systems by connecting farmers directly to consumers.

  • Tom Ryan

    Smashing the Norm

    Food has never been cooler. And Tom Ryan should know. The three-time MSU graduate (bachelor's, master''s and Ph.D.) has pioneered some of food's best concepts over the past 20 years.

  • Detroit: A Place to Call Home

    Southeast Michigan is full of people, not statistics. Detroit is a city full of families, not case studies.

  • A variety of dry beans

    Feed the Future

    CANR is home to two USAIDfunded innovation labs —the Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Collaborative Research on Grain Legumes and the Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Food Security Policy.

  • CANR's work in food around the globe

    Food Across the Globe

    Our impact on food -- food safety and security, improved crop yields and new crop varieties that reduce the need for pesticides and herbicides, improved health and nutrition, development of food policy -- stretches around the world.

  • Luis Flores

    Inspired by Home

    In the early 1980s, a flood wiped out a bridge in Santa Catarina Mita, a small village in Guatemala on the edge of El Salvador.