Published: Jan. 14, 2013

AgBioResearch facility in U.P. receives new name, program changes

Contact(s): Holly Whetstone MSU AgBioResearch whetst11@msu.edu

Michigan State University AgBioResearch, in conjunction with MSU Extension, will continue operation of its Upper Peninsula Research Center in Chatham, under a new name: Upper Peninsula Research and Extension Center.

The name change, effective immediately, acknowledges the significant contributions made by MSU Extension to the facility’s operations.

The facility’s Research and Extension activities will emphasize collaboration and integration across livestock, plant and local food systems.

The UPRC is one of 13 research centers operated by MSU AgBioResearch. Because of budget cuts, AgBioResearch is reviewing all of its facilities. The Muck Soils Research Center in Laingsburg closed Dec. 31, 2012.

The new name and program changes were recommended by a review committee. The research facility, which has been in operation since 1899, will receive another formal review in five years.

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