Leading innovation in food, natural resources and energy
The AgBioResearch Mission
The mission of AgBioResearch (formerly the Michigan Agricultural Experiment Station) 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 AgBioResearch is due to the efforts of outstanding researchers; close partnerships and collaborations with MSU Extension, six MSU colleges, federal and state agencies, commodity groups and other key stakeholders; and exceptional legislative support.
AgBioResearch encompasses the work of nearly 400 scientists in six colleges at MSU: Agriculture and Natural Resources, Communication Arts and Sciences, Engineering, Natural Science, Social Science and Veterinary Medicine.
These researchers, in on-campus laboratories and at 14 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.
For more information, download the AgBioResearch identity brochure agbio_identity_brochure.pdf (988KB).