Tag College of Agricultural and Life Sciences

Study shows yogurt may dampen chronic inflammation linked to multiple diseases

May 14, 2018

New UW–Madison research indicates that ongoing consumption of yogurt may have a general anti-inflammatory effect.

Celebration for ‘RE: FRESH Radler,’ latest fruit of UW–WBC brewing partnership, set for May 5

May 2, 2018

The latest release from Campus Craft Brewery – a partnership between UW–Madison’s Department of Food Science and Wisconsin Brewing Company (WBC) – is a classic German-style lager mixed with a Wisconsin-made grapefruit soda. It is made in the radler style, often called a shandy.

CALS teams win national championships in agricultural competitions

April 19, 2018

The National Agri-Marketing Association (NAMA) Team and Dairy Challenge Team recently represented UW–Madison at the national competitions level and brought home two National Championships.

Researcher follows dairy cows’ carbon footprints from barn to field

April 4, 2018

A study by UW–Madison dairy scientists, engineers and agronomists to see how a cow’s breed and forage consumption affect the greenhouse gases generated by her gut and her manure.

Fantastic frozen fascination: UW–Madison stages one-of-a-kind ice cream workshop

January 29, 2018

Batch freezer short course participants come from all over to learn how to flavor ice cream from scratch, artisanal-style and using safe manufacturing practices.

Media availability with Wisconsin Agricultural Outlook Forum experts

January 11, 2018

A 30-minute media availability will be held before the start of the Wisconsin Agricultural Outlook Forum on Thursday, Jan. 25. The availability is set for 9:15 – 9:45 a.m. in the Traditions Room, located on the second floor of Union South. 

To help kids battling a rare disease, scientists forge a genetic link between people and pigs

December 19, 2017

Scientists and physicians needed a better model to understand neurofibromatosis in order to help affected children. A groundbreaking research partnership at UW–Madison is showing the way.

Students play a big role at Bucky’s Butchery, campus meat store

November 8, 2017

Bucky’s Butchery, a retail meat store on campus, employs about 15 student workers in cutting meat, mixing ingredients, processing products, marketing and cleaning.

Curator at ag station helps growers keep close watch on potato health

November 3, 2017

By monitoring sugar levels, frying test batches of potato chips, and other techniques, Sam Perez helps growers decide when to market their stored potatoes.

New Faculty Focus: Sebastian I Arriola Apelo

October 24, 2017

"Studying milk production in the dairy state, I ​feel my research can have a significant impact on the state economy and environment in general, and dairy families in particular."

Why is the grass greener? Sports-field experiment to reveal results on Oct. 19 in Stoughton

October 16, 2017

A three-year experiment on the four baseball diamonds at Racetrack Park in Stoughton explored different levels of maintenance for sports fields and turf in general.

Conservation, collaboration, creativity: Grant County farmer charts own path, with a little help from scientist colleagues

October 11, 2017

Farmer Gerry Weiss stands as a key conduit between academic experts – many with roots in the soil – and those who make a living growing crops and animals.

Having cows put proteins into milk, not waste, is researcher’s goal

September 29, 2017

“On average, only about a quarter of the crude protein in a dairy ration goes to milk,” says Professor Sebastian I Arriola Apelo.

Noted educator, scientist and entrepreneur Mark Cook dies at 61

September 10, 2017

“His work embodied the Wisconsin Idea, seeking advances and solutions in the areas of health and agriculture," says a colleague. "He was also a man of integrity, who felt a deep sense of service and commitment."

UW–Madison’s Lancaster ag station celebrates half-century study of crop rotation

July 25, 2017

The 50-year history of UW–Madison's Lancaster Agricultural Research Station mirrors changes on Wisconsin farms over the past half century.

Mike Peters named director of UW–Madison’s ag research center network

June 20, 2017

Mike Peters has been named director of the University of Wisconsin–Madison’s Agricultural Research Station (ARS) network, the university’s system of 11 research stations located throughout the state of Wisconsin.

Antibiotic alternatives, delivered by friendly microbes

April 13, 2017

A University of Wisconsin–Madison professor is looking to probiotics as a way to sneak in antibiotic-free treatment for Clostridium difficile, or C. diff, a resilient gastrointestinal pathogen.

UW–Madison launches STEM Diversity Network

April 10, 2017

The University of Wisconsin–Madison has launched the STEM Diversity Network, a website and collection of resources for students, faculty and staff in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).

New book continues rich legacy of UW–Madison soil research

March 10, 2017

At a March 16 event, Alfred Hartemink, a University of Wisconsin–Madison professor and chair of soil science, and Jim Bockheim, a UW–Madison professor emeritus of soil science, will present Chancellor Rebecca Blank with the first copy of their new book, The Soils of Wisconsin.