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Advancing Economics, Transforming Lives

Fall 2011
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From the Chairperson
MSU Product Center
NAMA chapter
Faculty News
Alumni Updates
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Advancing Economics, Transforming Lives has a new look. We hope you like it.  After an 18 month hiatus, our newsletter is back.  Please send your news and your ideas on news you would like to hear about MSU's Department of Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics to Assistant Editor Debbie Conway.

   --Scott Swinton, Editor (and Associate Chairperson, AFRE)
From the Chairperson

Change, challenge and opportunity are facts of life everywhere these days. As the year unfolded, the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources welcomed Doug Buhler as interim dean. Provost Kim Wilcox also asked a group of college leaders to provide recommendations intended to position the college in a role of intellectual leadership on campus and address four key issues: ... Read more here. 

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Steve Hanson
Department Chair
Agricultural, Food and Resource Economics
MSU's Product Center energizes job growth

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MSU's Product Center energizes job growth in Michigan

The MSU Product Center has worked with clients to create over 750 new jobs since 2004 while retaining an additional 365 jobs. It has done this by holding ... Read more here.    

NAMA chapter -named outstanding student chapter at national conference
Ag HallThe MSU NAMA chapter is named outstanding student chapter at the 2011 NAMA Conference in Kansas City, Mo., achieving this award for the first time in the history of the College of Agriculture and Natural... See more here.    



AFRE faculty receive many national, state and university awards. See entire list of awards here.   

Faculty News    


2011 saw some changes in AFRE faculty including promotions, new arrivals and some departures.  Read more here.  

Alumni news    


Alumni news from graduates from 1970's to present. Read some notes from alumni, promotions, and changes in profession here.       



AFRE mourns the loss of beloved alumni, friends and colleagues who have passed on recently. Read more here.