The Wisconsin School for Beginning Dairy and Livestock Farmers is recruiting cyclists and pledges for its 10th annual Ride to Farm fundraiser on Saturday, June 1 to support the next generation of Wisconsin farmers.
Agricultural scientists from across the nation are embarking on a new five-year, $10 million, USDA-funded effort to identify dairy production practices that minimize the emission of greenhouse gasses (GHG) and will be more resilient to the effects of a changing climate.
The public is invited to help welcome the cows back to campus as the University of Wisconsin–Madison dedicates its refurbished Dairy Cattle Center on Saturday, March 9.
While there's no end of robust and heated conversation about genetically modified foods, there are strikingly few comprehensive studies that put a numeric value on the costs and benefits.
For decades, archaeologists have debated how farming spread to Stone Age Europe, setting the stage for the rise of Western civilization. Now, new data gleaned from the teeth of prehistoric farmers and the hunter-gatherers with whom they briefly overlapped shows that agriculture was introduced to Central Europe from the Near East by colonizers who brought farming technology with them.
Despite the challenges brought on by prolonged drought and record-breaking heat, Wisconsin farmers earned $3 billion in net farm income in 2012, the second highest amount on record.
Agricultural economists and commodity specialists from the University of Wisconsin–Madison and UW-Extension will talk about the financial health of Wisconsin agriculture and the outlook for the year to come at the sixth annual Wisconsin Agricultural Economic Outlook Forum in Madison on Jan. 23.
UW-Madison researchers are leading a new $2.1 million, USDA-funded project designed to help vegetable producers and processors get rewarded in the marketplace for producing their products in a sustainable manner.
The University of Wisconsin–Madison Center for Integrated Agricultural Systems (CIAS) is cosponsoring a pair of concerts celebrating the culture of agriculture.
University of Wisconsin–Madison plant breeders have developed a new oat variety that's significantly higher in the compound that makes this grain so cardio-friendly.
Agriculture continued to be a bright spot in Wisconsin's economy in 2011.
While last month's meeting of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in Durban, South Africa, made incremental progress toward helping farmers adapt to climate change and reduce agriculture's climate footprint, a group of international agriculture experts urges scientists to lay the groundwork for more decisive action on global food security in environmental negotiations in 2012.
The 150th anniversary of a law that changed the mission of the University of Wisconsin and gave rise to the Wisconsin Idea is being marked in 2012, and a UW–Madison faculty member and student will be participating in a White House event that coincides with the occasion.
The Babcock Hall Dairy, long linked to Wisconsin’s agricultural history, has created ice cream flavors to celebrate people, places and songs. This week, a new flavor takes its place alongside Berry Alvarez and Praise to Thee, Our Almond Mocha.
Agricultural experts at University of Wisconsin–Madison have long played a key role in a state known for corn, milk and cheese.
Just as a road atlas helps travelers find their way, a new corn atlas will help plant scientists navigate vast amounts of gene expression data from the corn plant, as described in the May 10 issue of The Plant Journal.
Agricultural economists and commodity specialists from the University of Wisconsin–Madison and UW-Extension will talk about the financial health of Wisconsin agriculture and the outlook for the year to come at the fourth-annual Wisconsin Agricultural Economic Outlook forum in Madison on Wednesday, Jan. 19.
Agronomy professor and department chair William F. Tracy has been named interim dean of the University of Wisconsin–Madison College of Agricultural and Life Sciences.
The minivan is dwarfed by the loading dock at Gordon Commons, so it pulls up several feet short of where trailer trucks routinely make deliveries…