KBS is Michigan State University's largest off-campus education complex and one of North America's premier inland field stations.
KBS's mission is focused on research and education in ecology and evolutionary biology and its application to sustainable agriculture and conservation. KBS fulfills many aspects of the land grant mission of the University by integrating research, graduate and undergraduate education and outreach.
The station is named for cereal magnate W. K. Kellogg, an early 20th century entrepreneur who believed that people should use their gifts and knowledge to help others. He was also an environmentalist who understood the importance of preserving the land and its resources.
Kellogg established, and later donated to Michigan State College, several important facilities that became part of what is now Michigan State University's Kellogg Biological Station (KBS).
Located between Kalamazoo and Battle Creek, Michigan (about 65 miles or 105 km from the main campus), the 3,200-acre station includes Kellogg Bird Sanctuary, Kellogg Farm, the Kellogg Biological Laboratories, the KBS Conference Center, Outreach offices and the Lux Arbor Reserve. The nearby Kellogg Experimental Forest is closely affiliated with KBS.
World renowned for its contributions to ecological science and evolutionary biology, the Station is home to one of the National Science Foundation's Long-Term Ecological Research sites, and is committed to science and ecology education, conservation of natural resources and sustainable agriculture research and demonstration.
The station is administered through the MSU College of Agriculture and Natural Resources and the College of Natural Science.