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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.

UW–Madison scientists part of $12.8 million effort to improve cranberries and blueberries

February 20, 2020

Ultimately, enhanced DNA tools will allow breeders to select the qualities they want in the berries and more quickly incorporate them into new cultivars.

Wendricks make Horticulture 120 course a family affair

November 13, 2019

Five members of the Wendricks family -- three cousins and their grandparents -- are all taking a horticulture class together this semester. They sit together.

Maps showing potential for soil contamination issued for Wisconsin’s lead-zinc mining district

October 7, 2019

The digitized Digital Atlas of Historic Mining Features in Southwestern Wisconsin, developed in the department of soil science at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, shows areas where contamination may be found.

Randy Shaver honored for boosting farm productivity

September 26, 2019

Emeritus Professor Randy Shaver, who was selected as the World Dairy Expo's 2019 Person of the Year, helped Wisconsin dairy farmers learn to make great corn silage, improving returns per cow and per acre of forage.

UW students develop skills, networks at wildlife summer camp

September 18, 2019

Students work in small groups as they get intensive hands-on field experience identifying and handling Wisconsin wildlife, including small mammals, birds, amphibians and reptiles in the course..

Freshman seminar helps put CALS students on path to success

August 22, 2019

To help new students navigate the challenges they face, CALS offers Inter Ag 155, a freshmen seminar course designed to introduce new students to the various options they have.

“Breakthrough” grants awarded to two agriculture researchers at UW–Madison

July 22, 2019

The competition asked scientists and engineers to build new, dramatic solutions to improve crop systems by harnessing all available technologies.

Wood products mitigate less than 1 percent of global carbon emissions

July 1, 2019

"It's not just about lowering our emissions but pursuing strategies that might have storage potential, and harvested wood products are one of those options,” says researcher Craig Johnston.