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  • Agricultural Operations

    The Agricultural Operations program provides students with a solid background in plant and soil science, precision agriculture, water management, entomology, plant pathology and business management.

  • Agricultural Industries

    The Agricultural Industries Certificate Program is for students who are interested in gaining in-depth agricultural industry and business knowledge to apply to their own operation or to launch a career in the industry.

  • Landscape and Nursery Management

    The Landscape and Nursery Management Program at MSU combines classroom instruction in the production, selection, use and management of landscape plants with applied learning experiences through hands-on field laboratories and a required internship.

  • Landscape Management

    The Landscape Management program provides training for students to select, use, and manage landscape plants and lawns.

  • Sports & Commercial Turf Management

    The Sports & Commercial Turf Management program has a nationwide reputation as being the best turf management program not geared directly towards golf.

  • Electrical Technology

    The Electrical Technology Certificate Program is an electrical apprenticeship training program with an emphasis on residential, agricultural, commercial, and industrial wiring.

  • Turfgrass Management - Golf Course

    The certificate program in Turfgrass Management with a golf course emphasis is directed toward preparing students for a rewarding career as a golf course superintendent or other career options in the golf industry.

  • Fruit, Vegetable and Organic Horticulture Management

    The Fruit, Vegetable, and Organic Horticulture Management program provides students an opportunity to gain the necessary skills for a successful career in the fruit and vegetable industries.

  • Viticulture

    The Viticulture Certificate program provides students with a solid background in plant science along with specific expertise and skills needed for careers in the grape industry.

  • Food Processing, Technology and Safety

    The Food Processing, Technology and Safety certificate program trains students on the processes and technologies used to convert commodities into consumable food products.

  • Dairy Management

    The Dairy Management program is designed to give students a foundation of knowledge and skills about dairy cows, the dairy industry, and dairy farming as a business that they can continue to build upon after graduation from the program.

  • Fruit and Vegetable Crop Management

    The Fruit and Vegetable Crop Management program at community college partners provides students an opportunity to apply practical knowledge and training on the selection, use and management of fruit and vegetable crops.

  • Livestock Industries

    The Livestock Industries certificate program is designed to give students a professional advantage in the livestock production career field of their choice.

  • Tour the MSU IAT Mobile Food Processing Lab

    Published on October 23, 2020

    A mobile food processing lab is part of the Institute of Agricultural Technology certificate program offering hands-on experiences to students at community college locations. Check out what's in the mobile lab!

  • Marcus Duck

    Academic Specialist
    duckmarc@msu.edu
    517-353-0351

  • Erin Bosch-Hannah, M.S.

    Academic Specialist - Agricultural Industries Coordinator - Education, Agricultural Technologies, Professional Internships
    boscher2@msu.edu
    517-353-0160

  • Denise Altemose, D.V.M.

    Academic Specialist
    altemose@msu.edu
    517-432-4302

  • John Rogers III, Ph.D.

    Professor, Turfgrass Research - Golf Course Renovations - Sports Turf and Golf Turf Management Programs; Turfgrass Research
    rogersj@msu.edu
    517-353-0136

  • Food System Career Pathways in Michigan

    Published on June 24, 2021
    Explore an overview of food system career pathways to get a big-picture look at jobs, wages, skills and education required, and 5-year growth projections in Michigan's food system.

  • Food Inputs and Services Career Pathway Maps

    Published on June 24, 2021
    These career pathway maps illustrate how workers might advance to higher-skill, higher-paid jobs in the food inputs and services subsector.