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AgBio Research records

 Record Group
Identifier: UA-16.7

Scope and Contents

The records contain financial records and budget information, section flyers, publication lists, STAT computer system information bulletins, research reports, Southwest Michigan Research and Extension Center Annual Report for 1991 and strategic plan for 2000, Department of Agriculture Inventory, 1888 to 1902, Experiment Station Inventory-Botany, 1888 to 1903, “Experiment Station Notes,” 1941 to 1949, minutes of Experiment Station Council, 1892-1923, and Project Green legislative summaries for 2007 and 2008. The Electronic Resources include digital editions of the Annual Report from 1999-2015, the Project GREEEN and Legislative Reports from 2011-2015, issues of AgBioResearch e-News (a quarterly newsletter) from 2011-2013, and three issues (2007-2009) of the Issue Action Impact newsletter.


  • Creation: 1897 - 2017


Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to publish material from this collection must be obtained from University Archives & Historical Collections, Michigan State University.

Historical Note

The Agricultural Experiment Station program was started at the Agricultural College of the State of Michigan in 1888. The 1887 Hatch Act established agricultural experiment stations that were designed to benefit farmers by developing innovations and technological advances. These stations were established nationwide as part of the land grant college system. Home economics, agricultural economics and rural sociology were added to the mission of the experiment stations by the 1925 Purnell Act. As of 2012, 15 field research stations associated with the Michigan Agricultural Experiment Station network existed throughout the state. The Agricultural Experiment Station was renamed AgBio Research.


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Legal Status

Donor(s) have transferred any applicable copyright to Michigan State University but the collection may contain third-party materials for which copyright was not transferred. Copyright restrictions may apply. Property Rights: Michigan State University.

AgBio Research Records
(formerly called Agricultural Experiment Station)
4 Published And Cataloged
D. Palazzola
January 2007
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Repository Details

Part of the University Archives and Historical Collections Repository

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