Infrastructure investment for a new state-of-the-art dairy research and teaching facility
Over the last 60 years, the U.S. dairy industry has evolved to meet the demands of consumers, including significant strides in reducing its environmental footprint. However, today the industry faces major challenges and increasing scrutiny regarding its impact on the planet, animal welfare and land use that requires long-term scientific data collection.
There are great opportunities, however, for research breakthroughs to improve the utilization of resources for milk production and to ultimately improve human health and nutrition.
MSU is a long-time leader in dairy cattle research, education and outreach, including the areas of nutrition, health, genetics and reproduction. We remain competitive, at the moment, in funding from USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture, Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research, numerous industry organizations and others.
While having the faculty and knowledge base to tackle the complex challenges that face the dairy industry, MSU lacks the infrastructural capacity to deliver on the future needs of the industry, as well as to meet our mission.