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College of Agriculture and Natural Resources


Pioneering the Future

Building relationships, solving problems, and meeting the needs of Michiganders and people around the world have been the focus of the Michigan State University College of Agriculture and Natural Resources (CANR) for more than 150 years. The CANR has pioneered advancements in agricultural and natural resources research, scholarship, and outreach. The CANR focuses on the big issues—food safety and security, water quality, energy alternatives and usage, improved crop yields, and new crop varieties that reduce the need for pesticides and herbicides, and improved health and nutrition—and finding ways to use the world’s resources to the best and most sustainable benefit of the Earth and its people.


The College of Agriculture and Natural Resources seeks to raise $225.0 million in the Empower Extraordinary campaign. We will achieve this goal with a mix of endowment and annual funds.


To date we have raised $162.1 million, but more private support is needed to achieve our full potential and propel this great university forward.


Tami Baumann
Sr. Director of Development
(517) 355-0284

“Our researchers, students, faculty members and Extension educators work together on solving some of the world’s biggest challenges in food, energy and the environment. Advances made by our people will improve lives today and well into the future. Meeting these challenges head on is hard work that demands dedication and perseverance — we are prepared to take on the challenges that face the world because it’s what we have always done.”