Academic Programs Catalog

College of Agriculture and Natural Resources

Center for Global Connections in Food, Agriculture and Natural Resources

Gretchen Neisler, Director

The Center for Global Connections in Food, Agriculture and Natural Resources is administered jointly by the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources and International Studies and Programs. This Center is responsible for international activities in the fields of agriculture, natural resources, and related areas, both on campus and in other countries. Activities of the Institute include the broad areas of international training, research, overseas institution building, and rural development abroad.

The Center for Global Connections in Food, Agriculture and Natural Resources is linked with the Colleges of Natural Science and Veterinary Medicine.  When appropriate, the Center interacts with additional colleges such as The Eli Broad College of Business, Education, Human Medicine, Osteopathic Medicine, and Veterinary Medicine.

Agricultural and natural resources faculty and students are active throughout the world, in both developed and developing countries. Many are concerned with research projects dealing with specific agricultural areas, while the remainder are technical advisors to higher agricultural education and research institutions in the developing countries.

More than 24 courses involving international agriculture and natural resources are available through interdisciplinary and departmental offerings.