MSU AgBioResearch: Leading innovation in food, natural resources and energy

The mission of MSU AgBioResearch is to engage in innovative, leading-edge research that combines scientific expertise with practical experience to generate economic prosperity, sustain natural resources and enhance the quality of life in Michigan, the nation and the world.

The success of MSU AgBioResearch is due to the efforts of outstanding researchers; close partnerships and collaborations with MSU Extension, seven MSU colleges, federal and state agencies, commodity groups and other key stakeholders; and exceptional legislative support.


MSU AgBioResearch encompasses the work of more than 300 scientists in seven colleges at MSU: Agriculture and Natural Resources, Arts and Letters, Communication Arts and Sciences, Engineering, Natural Science, Social Science and Veterinary Medicine.

These researchers, in on-campus laboratories and at 13 outlying research centers across the state, investigate topics that range from agricultural production, alternative energy and biofuel production, food safety and environmental stewardship to childhood obesity, community development, and the quality of life of Michigan youth and families. Michigan citizens reap the benefits of this work in the form of new or improved foods and plants, new production methods and enriched lifestyles.

Collectively, AgBioResearch and MSU Extension represent research and programs that serve hundreds of thousands of Michigan residents and have more than a billion dollar impact on the state each year. In addition, every dollar the state spends is leveraged with additional dollars in federal funds and external contracts, grants and other revenues to serve the state’s residents.

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