Futures Magazine

The Year of Global Africa

Published on January 10, 2018

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

Issue #Spring/Summer 2017


Published on July 31, 2017

Food is the centerpiece of a Michigan State University public awareness campaign led by the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources. Read more in Futures magazine.

Issue #Fall/Winter 2016

Cracking Open the Chestnut: Growers Take Leap with MSU Advice

Published on December 2, 2016

Learn about MSU leading the charge in developing a robust chestnut industry in Michigan, as well as other research stories from AgBioResearch.

Issue #Spring/Summer 2016

A Bounty of Beans: MSU's Hearty Global Impact

Published on July 11, 2016

2016 is the International Year of Pulses. This edition of Futures delves into MSU's commitment to legume and pulse research around the world.

Issue #Fall/Winter 2015

Debunking Stereotypes: Empowering the Next Generation of Scientists

Published on November 19, 2015

MSU AgBioResearch scientists are changing the way science is perceived and finding solutions to some of the world's most pressing challenges.

Issue #Spring/Summer 2015

2015: International Year of Soils

Published on July 28, 2015

MSU AgBioResearch scientists are on the cutting edge of soil science research.

Issue #Fall/Winter 2014

Lake Effect: Research in Michigan Reaps Great Rewards

Published on December 4, 2014

The work of MSU AgBioResearch scientists touches every aspect of agriculture and natural resources in Michigan.

Issue #Spring/Summer 2014

Antibiotic Resistance: Seeking Solutions in a Time of Growing Concern

Published on July 3, 2014

Antibiotic resistance is one of the most critical issues facing the modern world, and MSU AgBioResearch's experts are on its front lines.

Issue #Fall/Winter 2013

MSU AgBioResearch in a Snapshot: From Local to Global

Published on December 9, 2013

MSU AgBioResearch scientists operate on every level and scale, from examining minute issues to tackling globe-spanning problems.

Issue #Spring/Summer 2013

Perennial Powerhouse: Plant Research Fuels New Frontiers

Published on July 10, 2013

Plant science lies at the heart of of much of the work of MSU AgBioResearch scientists, and that continues into the present with new efforts and discoveries.

Issue #Fall/Winter 2012

Paying It Forward: Mentoring Michigan's Future Scientists

Published on September 20, 2012

By providing cutting-edge training and support, MSU AgBioResearch scientists are equipping the next generation of scientists to continue solving global problems.

Issue #Spring/Summer 2012

MSU Global Water Initiative

Published on March 19, 2012

MSU AgBioResearch scientists contribute to the MSU Global Water Initiative, confronting the most critical water issues around the world.

Issue #Fall/Winter 2011

Michigan Agriculture: The Science of Abundance

Published on September 20, 2011

MSU AgBioResearch's scientists work side-by-side with Michigan's agricultural industries to ensure the state remains an agricultural powerhouse.

Issue #Spring/Summer 2011

The Art of Partnership: Leading Innovation through Collaboration

Published on March 20, 2011

MSU AgBioResearch's scientists partner with the best and brightest researchers from around the state, nation and world to achieve research breakthroughs that would be impossible alone.

Issue #Summer/Fall 2010

Keeping Food Safe from Farm to Fork

Published on June 20, 2010

Keeping food safe is a priority at every stage of the process, from farm to fork, and MSU AgBioResearch scientists are there every step of the way.

Issue #Winter/Spring 2010

Research to Energize Michigan's Economic Development

Published on March 20, 2010

By supporting the state's food, agricultural and natural resources industries, MSU AgBioResearch is supporting Michigan's economy today and for the future.

Issue #Summer/Fall 2009

New Research Frontiers

Published on June 20, 2009

MSU AgBioResearch scientists are making breaking discoveries today so they can be applied to the world's problems tomorrow.

Issue #Winter/Spring 2009

AgBioResearch: Outstanding in the Field

Published on March 20, 2009

The research conducted at MSU AgBioResearch's outlying research centers is as crucial as anything happening on MSU's main campus.

Issue #Fall 2008

Michigan's Bioeconomy

Published on September 20, 2008

MSU AgBioResearch stands at the forefront of Michigan's emerging bioeconomy.

Issue #Summer 2008

Invasive Species in Michigan: Controlling the Known and Identifying the Unknown

Published on June 20, 2008

MSU AgBioResearch scientists tackle the problems invasive species pose for the Great Lakes State.

Issue #Winter/Spring 2008

Animal Agriculture and the Environment: Finding Balance Winter/Spring 2008

Published on March 20, 2008

MSU AgBioResearch scientists are helping ensure animal agriculture remains strong while limiting impacts on the environment.

Issue #Winter 2007

AgBioResearch: Global Scope, Local Impact

Published on December 20, 2007

MSU AgBioResearch conducts research around the world that benefits other countries and our local communities.

Issue #Fall 2007

Emerging Issues

Published on September 20, 2007

MSU AgBioResearch prides itself on flexibility and being able to tackle the most relevant and timely challenges facing the agriculture industry.

Issue #Spring/Summer 2007

Fisheries and Wildlife Research: Protecting and Managing Natural Resources

Published on March 20, 2007

Since its inception, MSU has been focused on protecting our state's valuable natural resources.

Issue #Winter 2006

Research Accomplishments and Impacts

Published on December 20, 2006

MSU AgBioResearch includes scientists from several colleges across campus performing much-needed research in the areas of food, energy and the environment.

Issue #Fall 2006

Growing Michigan's Bioeconomy

Published on September 20, 2006

MSU is working to enhance Michigan's economy and environment by creating products from plants and other renewable sources.

Issue #Spring/Summer 2006

Harnessing Biology to Improve Farming

Published on September 13, 2006

MSU scientists from various departments are focused on one goal: giving all growers the opportunity to produce healthy and nutritious food in cost-effective ways.

Issue #Winter 2005

Environmental Stewardship and Natural Resources Policy and Management

Published on December 20, 2005

MSU AgBioResearch is committed to research in the areas of land use, air quality, water quality, waste management, landscape ecology and much more.

Issue #Fall 2005

Go Green: Turf and Landscape Research

Published on September 20, 2005

From residential lawns to athletic fields such as the World Cup, MSU researchers are leading the way in turf management.

Issue #Summer 2005

Biomedical Research for Animal and Human Health

Published on June 20, 2005

MSU AgBioResearch scientists conduct leading-edge research that helps people and animals live healthier lives.

Issue #Spring 2005

Plant Breeding and Genetics

Published on March 20, 2005

Michigan State University is home to some of the most renowned plant scientists in the world.

Issue #Winter 2004

A Global Perspective: Spatial Decision Support Systems

Published on December 15, 2004

MSU scientists work collaboratively in interdisciplinary teams to create spatial decision support systems and models that help agencies make informed and cost-effective decisions on environmental issues.

Issue #Fall 2004

Enhancing Profitability in Michigan Agriculture and Natural Resources

Published on September 20, 2004

MSU researchers across many colleges help to ensure that Michigan's important agriculture industry is thriving long into the future.

Issue #Summer 2004

Research for Michigan's Health and Well-being

Published on June 20, 2004

A lot goes into leading a healthy lifestyle, from food to exercise. MSU researchers are helping people live healthier lives.

Issue #Spring 2004

The Water of Life

Published on March 20, 2004

Water is essential to life, and MSU AgBioResearch scientists are working to make sure everyone has access to safe, clean water.

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