Forest products and Christmas trees are among the top 20 agricultural crops in Michigan. The 939-acre Fred Russ Forest allows researchers to conduct long-term research on Christmas tree seed production and other projects aimed at preserving the diversity and abundance of Michigan forests. The forest also features a 14-acre park that is open to the public for hiking, biking, fishing, cross-country skiing and horseback riding.
Michigan State University is tapping into the expertise of researchers at the Fred Russ Forest in Decatur, Michigan, through the development of a collegiate-licensed product, Spartan Pure Maple Syrup.
Seventeen Michigan State University researchers and Extension outreach and education specialists have received more than $600,000 in funding from the Michigan Alliance for Animal Agriculture.
MSU fisheries and wildlife professor Michael Jones has been named assistant director of natural resources programs for MSU AgBioResearch. This is a new part-time position within the organization.
George Smith, Michigan State University (MSU) animal science professor and co-director of the MSU Reproductive and Developmental Sciences Program, will serve as acting associate director of MSU AgBioResearch beginning July 1.
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