MSU AgBioResearch and MSU Extension Legislative Report


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Each year, Michigan State University Extension and MSU AgBioResearch leaders have the opportunity to submit a report to the Michigan Legislature that details our efforts. The state's investment in our land-grant mission that includes outreach, research and teaching is essential. Given the tremendous effect of the novel coronavirus pandemic on our operations, this year's report is completely online. 

Here we report the total funds expended by MSU Extension and MSU AgBioResearch, share data on the number of individuals utilizing our services, the number of clients, new jobs and client revenue generated through the MSU Product Center, and review a collection of our major programs.

Improving Food Safety for Immunocompromised Patients

Bradley Marks, chair and professor in the Michigan State University Department of Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering, and Ph.D. student Carly Gomez are researching ways to make fresh produce safe to eat for people with weakened immune systems.

CANR Web Traffic 2020 vs. 2019

Graph of CANR web traffic in 2020 vs. 2019. When MSU moved all non-essential operations online in March 2020, web traffic increased to much greater than at the same point in 2019 and has stayed ahead of 2019's pace ever since.

MSU Extension Program Participants

2019-20 MSU Extension Program Participants, which total over 155,000 for 2020 from January to August and 310,000 for 2019 from January to December.

MSU Product Center (July 2019 to June 2020)

From July 2019 to June 2020, the MSU Product Center helped 770 clients, helped create 445 new jobs and saw annual client sales of $622 million.

MSU AgBioResearch Revenue

July 2019 to June 2020

Graph of MSU AgBioResearch revenue in 2019-20, which totals $122,644,080.

MSU AgBioResearch Expenses

July 2019 to June 2020

Graph of MSU AgBioResearch Expenses, which total $122,644,080.

MSU Extension Revenue

July 2019 to June 2020

Graph of MSU Extension total revenue in 2019-20, which totals $90,755,343.

MSU Extension Expenses

July 2019 to June 2020

Graph of MSU Extension Expenses in 2019-20, which total $90,755,343.