About Grow

Grow is a magazine devoted to the life sciences, published by the University of Wisconsin-Madison College of Agricultural and Life Sciences. We report on the most significant aspects of CALS research, teaching and outreach in the areas of food systems, bioenergy and bioproducts, healthy ecosystems, health and wellness, changing climate, and economic and community development.

While our main goal is to keep our alumni and others connected to the activities of the college, we welcome all readers who have an interest in the life sciences. The stories you’ll find here relate to all of us — our lives and our livelihoods. Please read and contribute to the dialogue.

The print version of Grow is published three times each year (spring, summer and fall) and mailed free of charge to all CALS alumni, faculty and staff, graduate students, and leaders in the agriculture, natural resources and biosciences communities. If you would like to be on our mailing list, you can subscribe here.

Our Mission

  • Increase knowledge of and engagement in the significant work of the college
  • Engender pride and foster a sense of belonging among CALS alumni, students and faculty
  • Strengthen connections between the college and alumni, as well as among alumni from different areas of the college
  • Promote the life sciences as an avenue toward economic, scientific and intellectual growth

Grow Staff

Editor: Joan Fischer
Design: Diane Doering
Writers
: Nicole Miller MS’06, Bob Mitchell BS’76
Video/Podcast Production and Photography: Sevie Kenyon BS’80 MS’06
Editorial Assistants: Rebecca Bock, Claudia Roen

Assistant Dean for External Relations and Advancement: Heidi Zoerb