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Community, Food & Environment Institute Director at MSU Extension

Dave Ivan
Dave Ivan

Dave Ivan provides oversight to a team of more than 65 MSU Extension members who specialize in natural resources management, financial literacy, entrepreneurship and more. Ivan has over 15 years of progressive leadership experiences with MSU Extension. In addition to serving as director of the Community, Food & Environment Institute, he also served as a regional director and Clinton County Extension director. Ivan has provided innovative Extension programming in economic development and is frequently sought as a guest speaker on community revitalization. He holds a bachelor’s and a doctorate from MSU as well as an MBA from Penn State University.