Plant and Animal Production and Health

Michigan produces more than 200 commodities, making the state second only to California in terms of crop diversity.  Agriculture is now one of the fastest growing sectors of the Michigan economy. Animal agriculture and its associated products -- milk, meat, wool, eggs, cheese, and butter -- also make up a significant portion of Michigan's economy. We will:

  • Increase farmers’ success with protecting the environment, ensuring food safety, reaching new markets, and advancing agriculture through applied research.
  • Conduct research on selecting animals with desirable traits and on new methods to combat diseases and parasites.
  • Study nutrition and animal management systems.