The Michigan State University Department of Plant, Soil and Microbial Sciences is actively engaged in research, extension, teaching and outreach to resolve the critical agricultural issues that impact the people of Michigan, the United States and the World.

For more information see our mission statement.

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''The outlook for Agriculture related Job Opportunities and salaries is one of the few bright spots of the current economy.  A 2014 survey of 17 U.S. Universities shows good average starting salaries for the following fields: 

Agronomy    $45,986
Agricultural Business  $45,407
Food Science   $43,996

With a placement rate of 100%, our graduates are highly marketable due to our rigorous academic programs and internships where students develop knowledge, skills and abilities that translate into success. 


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