Tag UW-Extension

UW Changes Lives: Experts advance new crops for long-term profitability

April 18, 2019

UW-Madison’s Division of Extension experts are helping Wisconsin farmers learn how to better grow crops like grapes, hops and hazelnuts, to support the bottom line in a state battered by low prices for corn, soybean and milk.

UW Changes Lives: New apprenticeship program creates a pathway to ag careers

April 12, 2019

“Apprenticeship is an excellent fit for vegetable farming because so much of how we learn to grow food – is by growing food.”

UW Changes Lives: “Dairy Partner” brings news to Wisconsin dairy workers – in English or Spanish

April 10, 2019

“We’ve tried to help readers recognize the differences in Wisconsin farm culture for someone from outside the region, who has a different cultural background, and how cultural differences can affect performance on the job.”

UW Changes Lives: Let your phone do the farming

April 2, 2019

UW-Madison have developed agricultural apps that record and process data in the barn or on the tractor. The apps help farmers make diagnoses and decisions on the fly.

As Lake Michigan rises, bluffs collapse and geologists explore

February 15, 2019

UW-Madison researchers are more than one year into a project sponsored by Wisconsin Sea Grant aimed at a better understanding how the bluffs erode, and what triggers their collapse.

Nursing pioneer Signe Skott Cooper: From the farm to the battlefield

November 11, 2018

Cooper devoted more than 60 years to nursing education at UW–Madison and within the UW System. Her wartime service shaped her life, personally and professionally.

UW-Madison, apple growers, bring data to the orchard

September 18, 2018

UW-Madison weather stations at about 30 Wisconsin orchards and vineyards link wirelessly to software that makes calculations and key recommendations for each location.

‘Badger Promise’ program offers free tuition to first-generation Wisconsin transfer students at UW–Madison

September 22, 2017

Chancellor Rebecca Blank proposed the program earlier this year with the goal of expanding access for lower-income Wisconsin residents and preparing the Wisconsin workforce to meet employers’ changing needs.

UW2020: WARF Discovery Initiative seeking Round 4 proposals

September 12, 2017

Early recipients of UW2020 funding, from the School of Music to the School of Medicine and Public Health and beyond, have assembled interdisciplinary teams to address their research questions and have attracted outside funding with initial support from the program.

App helps farmers make the most of their corn harvest

August 30, 2017

A new smartphone app developed at UW–Madison could save farmers time and money during the fall feed-corn harvest and make for more content, productive cows year-round.

UW Organic Vegetable Field Day features veggie tasting event

August 27, 2015

Do you love your veggies? Would you like to help plant breeders make them taste even better?