From the Chairperson
Blogging may not on the top of most applied economists’ lists of priorities, if it even makes those lists at all.
In rural areas of developing countries, information can move slowly. For farmers in those countries, this speed has consequences for their business decisions.
The curriculum for undergraduate majors in the Department of Agricultural, Food and Resource Economics (AFRE) has a fresh face after receiving a makeover that kicked off in July 2015.
AFRE People and Awards (Spring 2016)
Date: August 24, 2016
Location: Saginaw Valley Research & Extension Center, Frankenmuth, Mich.
Michigan State University (MSU) will host its first MSU Agriculture Innovation Day: Focus on Soils on Aug. 24, 2016, at the Saginaw Valley Research and Extension Center in Frankenmuth, Michigan.
The educational field day will deliver cutting-edge information on soil health topics ranging from nutrient management and soil quality to compaction and tile technology. Farmers will have the opportunity to hear from science-based, experts and see the results of various techniques on both crop growth and soil quality. They will also learn about the soil testing and plant diagnostics resources offered by MSU.
MSU Agriculture Innovation Day is slated to become an annual event that will focus on in-depth education on a single topic. The event will rotate to various locations throughout the state. Experts will deliver innovative information to help producers take the next step in improving their bottom line while maintaining environmentally sound practices on their farms.
To learn more about this program go to: www.msue.msu.edu/msuaginnovationday
Date: August 30, 2016
Location: 1281 Anthony Hall
CANR Fall Welcome Event
Date: November 12, 2016
Location: MSU Pavilion
41st Annual AutumnFest
MSU Pavilion for Agriculture & Livestock Education
3.5 hours before the kickoff of the MSU vs. Rutgers football game.
For more information visit the AutumnFest website at http://www.canr.msu.edu/alumni_donors/alumni/autumnfest