Brenda Reau has been named assistant director of the Michigan State University Product Center for Agriculture and Natural Resources.
Brenda joined MSU Extension in 1981. She served as an Extension educator in Family and Consumer Sciences in Monroe County early in her career, then went on to be county Extension director. For the past year, she has been an Extension educator in the Agriculture and Agribusiness Institute, working with the Product Center with a focus on new product development in the livestock industry.
In her new role as Product Center assistant director, Brenda will be responsible for providing leadership for the Innovation Counselor Network of Extension educators across the state, working in collaboration with the Product Center staff to facilitate business development and value-added enterprises in the areas of food, agriculture, natural resources and the bioeconomy.