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The visit to two dairy farms highlighted the Dairy Innovation Hub, a partnership that conducts research and offers support to Wisconsin's dairy industry.
Staff members from a U.S. Senate committee toured UW to learn how federal funds support UW research to genetically improve hemp, keep meat products safe, provide educational pathway for members of Wisconsin’s Tribal Nations, breed better varieties of fruits and vegetables, and encourage more entrepreneurship in the dairy industry.
Sen. Tammy Baldwin and Rep. Mark Pocan showed their support of UW–Madison on April 15 during stops at the West Madison Agricultural Research Station and the UW Odyssey Project in the UW South Madison Partnership office.
The contest is kickstarting projects that could mitigate the impacts of climate change by removing carbon dioxide from the air, ground and oceans.
“We are enormously grateful for Kate’s leadership in CALS and across campus," Provost Karl Scholz said. "She is unflappable and wise, and under her leadership CALS has created a very bright future for the many stakeholders passionate about the college.”
After taking a hiatus in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, UW–Madison’s Agricultural Research Stations will again host public field days during the 2021 growing season to share research updates and educational information.
UW–Madison will join a first-of-its-kind collaborative network for nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy, which researchers use to probe large biological molecules like proteins and RNA.
The ideas focused on encouraging dairy consumption of Wisconsin students, enhancing the shelf life of dairy products, and utilizing new technologies to improve dairy farming.
UW's Center for Dairy Research has helped Nasonville develop new cheese products for export, start ultrafiltration lines to produce lactose-free milk, and trouble-shoot quality problems that pop up.
UW–Madison’s newest trio of fellows in the National Academy of Inventors are responsible for scores of patents, and bring the university’s total academy membership to 10.
“Considering whether schools reopen in the fall has to be a decision based on what’s happening in the local area and what’s possible in terms of disease mitigation and keeping families and students safe,”
News stories about meatpacking workers succumbing to COVID-19 and meat shortages at grocery stores have caused some consumers to worry that the meat supply chain is about to collapse. Not quite, says Andrew Stevens, assistant professor of agricultural and applied economics.
Four posters illustrate how the Currie Lab's researchers are adapting to working from home — and provide reflections many of us can relate to.