KBS hails generosity of local farmer

Network News Summer 2015, Vol. 28 No. 2
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Harold and Edythe Marshall’s gift of their 300-acre farm to Michigan State University has been a major boon to understanding the ecology of new biofuel crops, producing research results with national impact by scientists at MSU’s Kellogg Biological Station (KBS).

Under a unique partnership between the Marshalls and MSU, the farmland east of Hickory Corners in Barry County is enabling scientists from the KBS Long-term Ecological Research (LTER) program and the Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center (GLBRC) to conduct unique biofuel research with funding from the US Department of Energy and National Science Foundation.

Harold passed away in 2005 and Edythe had her 95th birthday recently. She still owns the land and under the agreement it will be donated to MSU after she passes.

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