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msu Pavilion for Agriculture and Livestock Education

State-of-the-art facility for agriculture and livestock education and host of 100+ community events

The MSU Pavilion for Agriculture and Livestock Education (PALE) opened in December 1996 and is a 100,000+-square-foot state-of-the-art facility containing an exhibit hall, livestock arena, auditorium and classrooms used for hands-on teaching, judging and evaluation, and various livestock activities. Hosting approximately 100 events each year, including 4-H and FFA events, the facility is also home to the Spartan Stampede Rodeo and the Michigan Livestock Exhibition. There is even an onsite licensed campground with over 96 campsites, making it the perfect location for the annual RV Show as well.

As part of its mission, the Department of Animal Science incorporates the pavilion and other facilities into three mission areas: teaching, research and outreach. Additional facilities that work in partnership with the MSU Pavilion include the South Campus Teaching and Research Centers, South Campus Animal Farms, W.K. Kellogg Biological Station, Lake City Research Center and Upper Peninsula Research and Extension Center. Students are equipped with hands-on experience with livestock and farm practices and have the opportunity to work on the farms as part of their academic work.

Horse Teaching & Research Center

MSU has one of the oldest continuous Arabian horse breeding programs in the United States. The center works with the MSU Pavilion to educate the next generation of students.

Two horses graze in a sunny field.


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