Futures Magazine

  • Issue #Fall/Winter 2018

    The New Faces of MSU AgBioResearch

    Published on January 1, 2019

    In this issue of Futures, learn about some of the new researchers in MSU AgBioResearch addressing challenges in food, health and the environment.

  • Issue #Spring/Summer 2018

    The Science Behind GMOs

    Published on August 15, 2018

    This edition of Futures delves into genetically modified organisms and the science from experts who study them.

  • Issue #Fall/Winter 2017

    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 #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 #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 #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 #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 #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 #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 #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 #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 #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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