College of Agriculture and Natural Resources

Ron Hendrick is dean of Michigan State University’s renowned College of Agriculture and Natural Resources. He joins Spartans Athletic Director Bill Beekman on this edition of the MSU Today podcast.


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Workers at meat processing plants in the U.S. are increasingly being diagnosed with COVID-19, and the chairman of Tyson Foods, John Tyson, recently referred to the food supply chain as “breaking.”

WKAR’s Scott Pohl asked MSU food supply expert Brent Ross to evaluate the safety and reliability of America’s food distribution system. In general, Ross thinks we have “a lot of food.”


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Ron Hendrick is dean of Michigan State University’s renowned College of Agriculture and Natural Resources. He’s a two-time graduate of the college, and he grew up in Jackson, Mich.

“But I didn’t come back out of a sense of sentiment,” he says on MSU Today. “I came back because of the opportunities I saw in the college and the university. We are a world leader in what we do related to food, agriculture and natural resources.”


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Michigan State University will use a $600,000 grant to help Latino fruit growers in the state.

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“Michigan State University has launched a new food education initiative that aims to help consumers become better educated about food production and food choices,” says host Kirk Heinze as he welcomes Sheril Kirshenbaum to Greening of the Great Lakes.

Kirshenbaum is helping MSU’s College of Agriculture and Natural Resources with the development and roll out of Food @ MSU: “Our Table.”