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New Director of MSU Extension Shares Top Three Goals

Quentin Tyler, Ph.D., was named director of Michigan State University Extension June 1, 2021. Photo: Michigan State University Extension

Michigan State University Extension is under new leadership. Last month, Quentin Tyler was named director after serving as the interim director. His roots in extension go back to his days as an intern at the University of Kentucky.

“I worked as an agricultural agent intern for the summer in my home county of Christian County, Kentucky—a really robust agricultural county and community,” he said. “It opened my eyes to all the possibilities, to the tradition and background of extension. I had a very tenured agent I worked under to show me the ropes, and I got to spend a lot of time out in the community and witnessing firsthand the impact of extension.”

Tyler has been with MSU since 2018. He has three main areas of focus at the helm of extension.

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