Ronald Bates

MSU Faculty

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Office: 517-432-7693
Fax: 517-355-6748
Room 160, 446 W. Circle Drive
Justin S. Morrill Hall of Agriculture, Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI 48824
Michigan State University Extension Agriculture and Agribusiness


  • Agriculture and Agribusiness Institute Director


Ron Bates is the director of the MSU Extension Agriculture and Agribusiness Institute. He is also a professor in the MSU Animal Science Department  where he focuses on swine genetics. He works closely with the MSU Extension educators to provide leadership on educational programs relating to genetic programs for commercial and seedstock producers, as well as the transition to housing sows in groups.