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  • A membrane made from agave cellulose nanofibers.
    Posted on February 25, 2020

    Think of it as an environmental hangover. Tequila production in the Mexican state of Jalisco yields vast quantities of agave bagasse biomass, which poses serious […]

  • Jingyi Huang stands in his lab with two rows of soil samples in dishes and soil-sensing equipment.
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    For Jingyi Huang, it all started with a pair of orange hula hoops. At least, that’s what they looked like to him when he was […]

  • Illustrations of cells, chromosomes, DNA double-helix, test tubes
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    Logan Peterman BS’09 At Organic Valley, a Wisconsin-based food brand and organic farmer cooperative, Logan Peterman serves as an organic research director and data scientist. […]

  • John Bowman poses with a group of Nepalese vegetable farmers he worked to support through a project with the United States Agency for International Development.
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    John Bowman came to UW–Madison for a master’s degree in Ibero-American studies, but fate expanded the scope of his academic pursuits. By chance, he ended […]

  • Rekia Salter stands, notebook in hand, in front of a row of Holstein calf hutches. Salter says her research is teaching her technical skills that will be invaluable when she goes to work as a consultant in the industry.
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    When it comes to generating useful ideas and solutions for the dairy industry, graduate student researchers are the unsung heroes. “Most of the research that […]

  • Image of a piece of paper with exam questions resting on a lecture hall desk.
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    Welcome to the final exam for the spring 2020 issue of Grow magazine! If you answer all five questions correctly, you will be entered in […]

  • Posted on October 11, 2019

    If you were to come across a patch of thale cress poking through a crack in a parking lot, you might not think much of […]

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    Genetics professor Xuehua Zhong is a true believer in the power of outreach to instill a love of science in young people and develop mentoring […]

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    When agronomy professor Chris Kucharik and his wife, Amy, moved into a subdivision in the Town of Burke in 2006, they weren’t surprised to learn […]

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    The video clip shows some very colorful calves. It’s an overhead view of five young Holsteins, but none of them is black and white. They […]

  • A professional photo portrait of Dean Kate VandenBosch
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    Years of low milk prices, rising costs, and trade policy turmoil have taken their toll on our state’s dairy farmers and the dairy industry as […]

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    Aldo Leopold’s book A Sand County Almanac was published 70 years ago. But its message about our relationship with nature is more important now than […]