Tag College of Agricultural and Life Sciences

UW triumph in Dairy Challenge prepared dairy science grads for careers

June 19, 2018

Four UW–Madison dairy science majors were at the 2,500-cow California farm in April to participate in the 2018 North American Intercollegiate Dairy Challenge, and their plan was the winning one.

Fine-tuning a new crop that saves soil, produces grain and forage for cows

May 24, 2018

A perennial crop called kernza is being tested at the Arlington Agricultural Experimental Station. It's part of an envisioned shift from farming annuals toward toward a one-time tilling and planting of perennials, followed by harvesting forage and grain for years or decades.

Wild Wisconsin yeast find their way into bread, beer, and class

May 23, 2018

A Sheboygan strain of yeast is being tried in both bread and beer, through the work of UW–Madison and its industry partners. One question to be answered: How does it taste?

Study bolsters bats’ reputation as mosquito devourers

May 22, 2018

New UW–Madison research conducted throughout Wisconsin suggests that bats may indeed be effective exterminators of mosquitoes.

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. 

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.