In 1855, the Michigan Legislature passed Act 130 which provided for the establishment of the Agricultural College of the State of Michigan. Michigan Agricultural College was the first college in the United States to offer agriculture courses for credit. Today, Michigan State University (MSU) is recognized as a leader in higher learning and agricultural research, extension and youth development. To maintain this status, we support the following:
MSUE and ABR must work closely with production agriculture, agribusiness and other research entities to conduct, research, and disseminate the results. This outreach should focus on prioritized industry needs.