Tag College of Agricultural and Life Sciences

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

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

“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

“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

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

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

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

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

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.

Fast-track master’s preps graduates for jobs in energy analysis

UW-Madison's new Resource and Energy Demand Analysis (REDA) program is a one-year route to a master's degree, with plenty of demand for graduates in the energy industry.

Monsanto donates Middleton plant research facility to UW–Madison

A $10 million commercial biotech plant laboratory in Middleton, Wisconsin, first opened in 1982 with the help of University of Wisconsin–Madison scientists, will soon become part of UW–Madison following a donation from Monsanto Company.

Potato industry commits $5M to support UW–Madison potato and vegetable research program

Wisconsin's potato industry has made a commitment to raise $5 million over the next 10 years to support the UW–Madison's potato research program, to continue a decades-long partnership.

Farm & Industry Short Course serves Wisconsin farmers

In only 16 weeks, the UW–Madison Farm & Industry Short Course teaches students to operate their own farms, run an agricultural business, or work in the agribusiness sector.

UW-Madison food science department to celebrate new wine industry partnership

Media representatives are invited to an open house to learn more about the University of Wisconsin–Madison Department of Food Science’s expanding educational partnership with members of Wisconsin’s wine industry, including Wollersheim Winery, the Wisconsin Winery Association and the Wisconsin Grape Growers Association.

Wisconsin Ninja Warrior

Doctoral student and "Science Ninja" Zack Kemmerer anchored the UW–Madison team that won "Team Ninja Warrior College Madness" on Dec. 20.

Commencement spotlight: Class of 2016

Every one of the 6,517 students graduating this week has a unique story to tell about their UW–Madison experience — of challenges overcome, connections forged, contributions made.

UW horticulturalists help sow seeds of community in northern Wisconsin

Just as some seeds yield tomatoes, carrots and lettuce, others grow community and partnership.

Q&A: Scholar-scientist Keven Stonewall is motivated by passion

Growing up on the South Side of Chicago, Keven Stonewall discovered a love for science at an early age.