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Michigan 4-H launches statewide volunteer recruitment campaign


Michigan 4-H launches statewide volunteer recruitment campaign

In an effort to serve additional youth through its flagship 4-H program, Michigan State University (MSU) Extension recently launched a statewide volunteer recruitment campaign. Utilizing multiple platforms, the campaign hopes to reach thousands of caring adult volunteers who will give their time to the state’s youth through Michigan 4-H.

 

Risky business: MSU researcher to build national microbial risk assessment training program


Risky business: MSU researcher to build national microbial risk assessment training program

Michigan State University (MSU) AgBioResearch biosystems engineer Jade Mitchell has received a nearly $1 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to develop and provide quantitative microbial risk assessment (QMRA) tools, models and training to university researchers around the nation. One of the goals of the program is to link quantitative scientists such as engineers to biologists and social scientists.

 

 

Michigan State University offers two Better Process Control Schools


Certification courses from the Better Process Control School will take place on the campus of Michigan State University (MSU) Oct. 20-24 and March 9-13, 2015. Sponsored by the MSU Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition and the Grocery Manufacturers Association Science and Education Foundation, the Better Process Control School offers supervisors instruction and testing for certification in retort operations, processing systems operations, aseptic processing and packaging systems operations, and container closure inspections.

MSU researcher named American Phytopathological Society fellow


MSU researcher named American Phytopathological Society fellow

Michigan State University (MSU) AgBioResearch scientist Mary Hausbeck has been named a fellow of the American Phytopathological Society (APS), the nation’s premier society of innovative plant pathology research.

 

 

 

MSU receives grants to support ‘good food’ in Michigan


The W.K. Kellogg Foundation has awarded two grants to the Michigan State University (MSU) Center for Regional Food Systems (CRFS) to help more Michiganders access “good food” – food that is healthy, fair, green and affordable. The support totals approximately $6 million over four years. These grants will fund research and outreach to advance equity, sustainability and strong economies through good food in Michigan.


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