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Posts tagged ‘Kraig Ehm’

  Hear the conversation 21:20 – 29.2 mb mp3 As a young man, Dr. Luke Reese worked at a lumber mill as a timber cutter and shares the toughest aspect in this line of work. “It was the summertime in North Carolina, so the toughest thing would be when you got into a swarm of […]

  Hear the conversation 17:42 min – 24.3 mb mp3 Before Dr. Gail Riegle started taking classes at Michigan State University as a graduate student, he spent time growing up on a dairy farm in Iowa. And the main lesson learned? “Responsibility. Accountability. There are people and animals that were depending on you and you […]

  Hear the Conversation 21:28 – 29.5 mb mp3 Nancy Creed is an office assistant in the Department of Agriculture, Food and Resource Economics at Michigan State University. Barb Lehman retired from ANR Communications in the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources. They are sisters and have been employed as Spartans for quite a number […]

  Hear the Conversation 13:08 – 18 mb mp3 Ben Bixby is a front-end web developer in the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources at Michigan State University. According to Ben, his interest in the field began at a young age. “I started really kind of learning and experimenting when I was 15, 16 years […]

  Hear the Conversation 19:47 – 27.1 mb mp3 Kurt Stepnitz is the senior photographer at Michigan State University, and his undergraduate degree is in Geology? “It was kind of a point where I was between interests in photography. I actually did start in photography and studied it in the Detroit area. But I lost […]

  Hear the Conversation 14:44 – 20.2 mb mp3 Don Ricks first stepped on the campus of Michigan State University as a no-preference major in 1954. He quickly became an agriculture economics major. “I grew up on a fruit farm so I wanted to become a fruit farmer, but I wanted to be an educated […]

  Hear the Conversation 14:40 – 20.1 mb mp3 Created and hosted by the Michigan State University Product Center, the Making It In Michigan conference features educational sessions hosted by leading experts who concentrate on strategies for food and agricultural entrepreneurs to launch and grow their business. The afternoon Marketplace Trade Show is Michigan’s premier […]

  Hear the Conversation 5:34 – 7.6 mb mp3 Max Troyer is the president of Sechler’s Pickles. He graduated from Michigan State University with an undergraduate degree in horticulture. “I grew up on a vegetable farm and saw Michigan State as a top five school in the country for horticulture. And it worked out to […]

  Hear the Conversation 9:59 – 13.7 mb mp3 Dr. Russ Freed is professor emeritus in the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources at Michigan State University. As a plant breeder, he is also responsible for bringing back the Spartan barley variety from 1916. “We increased the seed and now we’re going to have enough […]

  Hear the Conversation 19:18 – 26.5 mb mp3 The Michigan State University carillon features 49 bells and is capable of playing the full range of literature composed for the instrument. The first ten bells were installed in Beaumont Tower in 1928. Thirteen additional bells were added in 1935 to make the instrument a carillon. […]

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