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Michigan Ag Experiment Station Dons New Name
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Michigan State University’s Michigan Agricultural Experiment Station has changed its name to MSU AgBioResearch.


Source: Michigan State University, College of Agriculture and Natural Resources

Michigan Agricultural Experiment Station Dons New Name to Reflect Breadth, Relevance of Work

EAST LANSING, Mich. – Michigan State University’s Michigan Agricultural Experiment Station has changed its name to MSU AgBioResearch.

This decision was not made lightly, MSU AgBioResearch officials said. Since its creation in 1888, the Michigan Agricultural Experiment Station has had a proud history of contributing significantly to the world of agriculture as well as ensuring the wise use of natural and community resources and enhancing the quality of life in Michigan, the nation and the world.

The new name was selected following a yearlong process that included discussions with both internal and external partners.

"I am very pleased with the outcome of this naming process," said AgBioResearch director Steve Pueppke. "Our new name along with the tagline ‘leading innovation in food, natural resources and energy,’ better conveys the breadth and relevance of the work we do, while remaining true to our land-grant mission in support of Michigan agriculture."

AgBioResearch is committed to turning new discoveries into practical, real-world solutions that generate economic prosperity, sustain natural resources and enhance the quality of life for all.

There are nearly 400 scientists at MSU who are part of the AgBioResearch network. They work in six MSU colleges: Agriculture and Natural Resources, Communication Arts and Sciences, Engineering, Natural Science, Social Science and Veterinary Medicine. In addition to agricultural production research, AgBioResearch scientists are investigating topics that range from alternative energy and biofuel production to childhood obesity, community development, environmental stewardship, and food safety and security.

AgBioResearch is vital to Michigan’s agriculture industry, according to Jeffrey Armstrong, dean of the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources.

"MSU AgBioReseach provides essential research and development leadership for Michigan’s growing agriculture industry," he said. "The new name better communicates the important purpose it serves for state employers, communities and residents."

For more information, visit agbioresearch.msu.edu.

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