• Students share experiences and passions through residential program

    Students in the RISE program harvest from one of the group's hoop houses on campus

    Posted on November 7, 2013 10:40am

    When Alexis Hinson came from western New York to Michigan State University, she was immediately drawn to the Residential Initiative on the Study of the Environment Program.

    “All freshman students live together in Bailey Hall, which is Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design-designed (LEED), and I knew immediately that I would have something in common with everyone I met—we all care about the environment,” she said.

    For Hinson, being able to live her passion for the environment has been important, but it’s also opened her mind.

  • Student Organic Farm provides hands-on experience

    Students from the Student Organic Farm at MSU sell produce on Thursdays at the Auditorium

    Posted on November 7, 2013 10:35am

    When a group of students wanted to learn about organic farming and try it in the field, they started a student organization focused on the  idea. At the same time, John Biernbaum, professor in the Department of Horticulture, was researching possibilities for four-season organic farming in Michigan.

    The marriage of these ideas resulted in the Student Organic Farm (SOF) at Michigan State University (MSU).

  • Institute of Agricultural Technology coordinator recognized

    Posted on November 4, 2013 3:18pm

    The Irrigation Foundation named Marcus Duck, a coordinator and academic specialist for the Michigan State University Institute of Agricultural Technology (IAT), one of three faculty winners nationwide of the 2013 Irrigation E3 Program. This year’s winning class will receive an all-expenses-paid trip to the Irrigation Show and Education Conference, Nov. 4 – 8, in Austin, Texas.

     

  • MSU, Northwestern Michigan College agriculture certificate programs community-driven

    Charles Sheneman, courtesy photo

    Posted on September 23, 2013 3:03pm

    In addition to being synonymous with beaches, Northern Michigan is widely known for its cherries, wine and golf courses.

    Since 1995, Michigan State University’s partnership with Northwestern Michigan College has helped to grow the economy and educate a work force in these thriving industries.

  • MSU Horticulture team places third in career competition

    Posted on April 29, 2013 10:47am

    A group of students represented Michigan State University (MSU) at PLANET (Professional Landcare Network) Student Career Days, held at Auburn University in Alabama last month.

    The four-day National Collegiate Landscape Competition consisted of educational workshops, 28 competitive events and a career fair.  MSU team members were among 854 students representing 63 colleges and universities from across the United States and Canada competing.

  • CANR senior earns leadership honors

    Lauren Tuski receives the CANR Outstanding Leadership award from Jill Cords of CANR career services

    Posted on April 24, 2013 10:20am

    Learning to love plants was a fluke for Lauren Tuski. Actually, she might call it a flute.

    When Tuski’s flute teacher offered her the chance to take care of her gardens in exchange for lessons, Tuski agreed.

  • CANR students recognized by MSU Board of Trustees

    Posted on April 15, 2013 11:50am

    At the April 12 Board of Trustees meeting, 23 Michigan State University (MSU) students were recognized with Board of Trustees’ Awards for having the highest scholastic average at the close of his or her last semester in attendance at MSU, among them were four students whos majors are in the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources (CANR).

  • MSU Horticulture Club slates spring show and sale

    Posted on March 29, 2013 11:33am

    Spring has sprung! The Michigan State University (MSU) Horticulture Club’s annual spring show and plant sale is slated for April 20-21 at the Plant and Soil Sciences Building (at the corner of Bogue and Wilson avenues on campus).

    This year’s show, entitled “Sensory Overload,” will take place from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m.  April 20 and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 21.

  • Horticulture student earns graduate honors

    Erin Haramoto

    Posted on March 13, 2013 10:58am

    Erin Haramoto was recognized as one of five poster presentation winners by the MSU Council of Graduate Students (COGS) for her poster: “Relative location of strips influences sweet corn yields, potentially leachable nitrate, and trace gas flux under strip tillage.”

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