Departments

In Vivo

  • Growing Our Future

    As you read the feature stories in this edition of Grow, I invite you to consider how they reflect the mission, vision, guiding principles and priority themes for our college as we’ve identified them in our strategic planning. The enormous ... Read More

On Henry Mall

  • Meat, With a Touch of Fruit

    Protecting organic meats from deadly bacteria calls for developing new antimicrobial agents from natural sources

  • Making It Personal

    A CALS capstone class in genetics encourages students to explore their own genomes.

Field Notes

Living Science

  • Will Dead Species Live Again?

    It sounds like science fiction—but it could happen in real life. Stan Temple describes “de-extinction” and its promise for conservation.

Working Life

  • Matt and Sarah Winnie

    School for Beginning Dairy Farmers When Matt Winnie arrived on the CALS campus some 10 years ago for his short course, he was hoping to broaden and deepen his skills in dairy farming, not necessarily find a wife. He ended ... Read More

  • Ilan Weiss

    Resident Course in Confectionery Technology (“Candy School”) Ilan Weiss is a senior food scientist with SunOpta in Edina, Minn., where he conducts research and development on roasted snacks: sunflower seeds, soybeans and corn. That includes coming up with new products ... Read More

  • John Vosters

    Farm and Industry Short Course John Vosters is co-owner of Milk Source LLC, which operates a number of dairies in Wisconsin as well as a calf farm and heifer-raising facility. Milk Source’s roots date back to 1965, when Voster’s parents ... Read More

  • Justin Powell

    BS’06 Dairy Science, Farm and Industry Short Course Justin Powell, DVM is the herd veterinarian for River Valley Dairy in Tremont, Ill., and the owner of Twin River Veterinary Service, where he focuses on embryo transfer work and in vitro ... Read More

  • Karen Kelley

    Ice Cream Short Courses Karen Kelley had long loved ice cream and she’d long loved dairy farming, her profession for more than two dozen years. But she first brought the two together in 2010, the year she launched Kelley Country ... Read More

  • Samantha Starich Frei

    School for Beginning Dairy Farmers Samantha Frei is a self-described “city girl” from Madison who found her passion in farming through 4-H club, where she learned to show dairy cattle, and by working on dairy farms during summers while in ... Read More

  • Brian Brown

    Farm and Industry Short Course Brian Brown and his wife Yogi own and operate Sunburst Dairy in Belle-ville. Sunburst is often cited as a model of successful growth. Sixteen years ago the couple gave up their old stanchion barn and ... Read More

  • David Arndt

    Farm and Industry Short Course For David Arndt, Farm and Industry Short Course (FISC) is a family affair. His father attended FISC in 1948 and strongly encouraged his son to go, too. “It was one of the best decisions of ... Read More

  • In the Field: Alumni from CALS Short Courses

    These alumni represent the depth and breadth of alumni accomplishments. Selections are made by Grow staff and are intended to reflect a sample of alumni stories. It is not a ranking or a comprehensive list. To read more about CALS ... Read More

Know How

  • Meat, With a Touch of Fruit

    Protecting organic meats from deadly bacteria calls for developing new antimicrobial agents from natural sources