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Chancellor Mnookin tours dairy farm, highlights research efforts

September 13, 2022

The visit to two dairy farms highlighted the Dairy Innovation Hub, a partnership that conducts research and offers support to Wisconsin's dairy industry.

Senate committee staff visit campus

July 12, 2022

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.

Erin Silva named endowed chair in organic agriculture and outreach

June 21, 2022

The new chair, established through a $1 million endowment from Clif Bar & Company, was created to support the advancement of organic agriculture through dedicated research and outreach programs.

Federal lawmakers visit UW–Madison units in south, west Madison

April 18, 2022

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.

UW team among winners of Musk Foundation’s XPRIZE for Carbon Removal Student Competition

November 10, 2021

The contest is kickstarting projects that could mitigate the impacts of climate change by removing carbon dioxide from the air, ground and oceans.

VandenBosch to step down as CALS dean in 2022

September 1, 2021

“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.”

Agricultural Research Station field days return for 2021 season

July 1, 2021

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.

NSF award to establish network for advanced NMR across three institutions

June 16, 2021

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.

Center for Dairy Research partners with entrepreneur on innovative, milk permeate-based sports drink

April 26, 2021

A new sports drink developed with the help of the UW–Madison Center for Dairy Research capitalizes on the fact that milk is one of the most hydrating beverages available.

UW students team up to develop innovative solutions to dairy industry challenges

April 23, 2021

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.

How UW helped Nasonville Dairy become an industry leader

February 18, 2021

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 researchers honored as inventors

December 8, 2020

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.

Badger Talks video: When and how should schools reopen?

July 21, 2020

“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,”

Facing supply chain challenges, meat science program donates surplus pork

June 19, 2020

Facing supply chain challenges due to COVID-19, the UW-Madson meat science program is partnering with Vita Plus to distribute surplus pork to local food pantries in Wisconsin.

Badger Talks video: COVID-19 and the meat supply chain

June 16, 2020

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.

What’s stay-at-home like for researchers?

April 13, 2020

Four posters illustrate how the Currie Lab's researchers are adapting to working from home — and provide reflections many of us can relate to.