Cover of Fall-Winter 2017

Issue #Fall/Winter 2017

The Year of Global Africa

Published January 10, 2018

By: AgBioResearch

During the 2017-18 academic year, Michigan State University is celebrating a decades-long partnership with Africa.



Rebecca Grumet: A lifelong love for research & discovery

Published on January 10, 2018

Rebecca Grumet, professor in the MSU Department of Horticulture, works in genetics, genomics and biotechnology involved with a group of food crops called cucurbits.

Reinvigorating MSU’s connection with Africa

Published on January 11, 2018

Initiated by MSU International Studies and Programs, the Alliance for African Partnership aims to increase institutional capacity and turn research into impact by strengthening partnerships among African institutions.

The Year of Global Africa: Building on a Legacy of Partnership

Published on January 11, 2018

Michigan State University's work in Africa extends back to the 1960s, formalized when then-MSU president John Hannah made it a priority to expand the university's global reach. This year, MSU celebrates the evolution of this storied partnership.

A whole new world: Opening international markets through pest management research

Published on January 10, 2018

An MSU research team is developing new techniques to eliminate the blueberry maggot, allowing Michigan growers to export their blueberries to new international markets.

Helping dairy cows transition & decreasing reliance on antibiotics

Published on January 11, 2018

MSU researcher Lorraine Sordillo is tackling three dairy cow transition diseases: mastitis, laminitis and metritis.

Aquatic Invaders: Defending the Great Lakes from invasive species

Published on January 11, 2018

To protect the Great Lakes, MSU scientists are learning more about invasive species and how to control their often-devastating impacts.

The Michigan Tree Fruit Commission: Partnering with MSU to improve research, outreach

Published on January 10, 2018

Tree fruit industries heavily rely on public and industry support, and banded together along with MSU to find a solution to keep the tree fruit industry competitive and sustainable.

Our Table makes its community debut in Michigan

Published on January 10, 2018

Food access was the topic of lively conversation as Michigan State University hosted its first “Our Table” event.

Seeking equity for dairy farmers in India was lifelong legacy

Published on January 10, 2018

There are few, if any, Michigan State University alumni who have influenced more lives than Verghese Kurien, hailed as the 'Milkman of India."

Reducing water use in ornamental plant production earns top distinction

Published on January 11, 2018

Professor of Horticulture Tom Fernandez leads a research team investigating water quality and water management issues.

Growing food in the future

Published on January 11, 2018

New MSU laboratory provides opportunity to explore vertical farming.