News

  • AFRE Faculty and Staff news - Summer 2013

    Posted on August 27, 2013 12:56pm

    Faculty and staff news from the Department of Agriculture, Food and Resource Economics

  • AFRE Alumni News - Summer 2013

    Posted on August 27, 2013 11:20am

    News from the alumni of the Department of Agriculture, Food and Resource Economics, Summer 2013.

  • AFRE Passages - Summer 2013

    Posted on August 27, 2013 11:00am

    James T. Bonnen, MSU professor emeritus of agricultural economics, passed away July 28, 2013, at age 87.  Born in Brookings, S.D., on March 11, 1926, Bonnen received his primary and secondary education in College Station, Texas.  He earned a B.A. in economics from Texas A&M University, an M.A. in economics from Duke University and a Ph.D. in economics from Harvard University.

  • Senate version of farm bill would benefit Michigan farmers

    Posted on June 5, 2013 1:10pm

    Michigan State University leaders were pleased when the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry passed its version of the Agriculture Reform, Food and Jobs Act of 2013 (farm bill) on May 14. Although it was necessary to cut  $23 billion from the legislation, the Senate version maintains support for the Hatch and Smith-Lever programs, both of which are essential to capacity-building research and Extension programming.

  • Felicia Wu joins MSU food, health and nutrition initiative

    Felicia Wu

    Posted on June 5, 2013 1:06pm

    Michigan State University (MSU) will welcome Felicia Wu as a Hannah professor in the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources (CANR) in June.

  • MSU NAMA Chapter brings home more awards

    MSU's NAMA Chapter wins big this year

    Posted on April 29, 2013 10:30am

    The Michigan State University (MSU) Student National Agri-Marketing Association (NAMA) team brought home impressive hardware from the 2013 NAMA Convention, held earlier this month.

    For the second consecutive year, the MSU team was awarded the third place Outstanding Student Chapter Award. They also earned the fourth place John Deere Signature Award. Both awards are based on the student chapter’s excellence and its ability to promote and encourage student opportunities for increased business knowledge, academic excellence, leadership development, and community citizenship.

  • Reps from 6 countries say ‘yes’ to MSU initiative addressing global food challenges

    Posted on February 28, 2013 4:04pm

    Representatives from six countries met this week and agreed to launch The Global Innoversity, a Michigan State University-led initiative to develop innovative ways to address the challenges and opportunities of sustainably feeding the populations of large metropolitan regions around the world.

    Participants from Detroit, Hyderabad, Nairobi, Johannesburg, the Netherlands, and Singapore convened in Detroit Feb. 25-28. They exchanged ideas, identified priorities and discussed funding options for the initiative. They also witnessed programs in food, agriculture and related resources already under way in Detroit.

  • MasterCard Foundation brings students to MSU

    Stella Nhanala, graduate student, plant breeding and genetics

    Posted on February 13, 2013 12:30pm

    The MasterCard Foundation has partnered with Michigan State University to provide full tuition scholarships to undergraduate and master’s students from sub-Saharan Africa.

    Students who have demonstrated academic talent, are economically disadvantaged and have a personal commitment to give back to their countries are invited to apply for these scholarships.

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