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  • Posted on April 29, 2022
    Good Ideas, Grown and Shared

      They are unconventional laboratories, classrooms, and proving grounds — places to connect with the land and with nature. UW’s Agricultural Research Stations are the […]

  • Posted on November 8, 2021
    Organically Grown at UW

      Multimedia storyteller Anders Gurda is a graduate of the agroecology program, co-founder of the Organic Grain Resource and Information Network, former director of the […]

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    UW’s Organic Acreage

    Much of UW’s organic agriculture research takes place on 142 acres, most of it certified, located on four agricultural research stations in different parts of […]

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    Of Collaboratives, Wheat, and Wepkings

    The UW Organic Collaborative chose the word “collaborative” very purposefully. The group seeks to leverage the wisdom and innovation of the collective for the greatest […]

  • Posted on June 16, 2021
    The Future Holds No Limits for Meat Science at CALS

      Jordan Nehls BS’17 cooks up a lot of hamburgers and chicken breasts — but it’s not the sort of fare she can serve to […]

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    Bucky’s Varsity Meats Educates and Delights

      An important public-facing part of the Meat Science and Animal Biologics Discovery (MSABD) program now has pride of place. The storefront for the campus […]

  • Posted on February 25, 2021
    A Cold, Hard Look at Macromolecules

      At its most basic level, it takes pictures. For biochemistry professor Elizabeth Wright, that’s the scaled-down explanation of cryogenic electron microscopy, or cryo-EM. But […]

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    Cryo-EM: A Whetstone for UW’s Competitive Edge

      UW–Madison has a strong record of contributions to structural biology, cell biology, virology, and medicine, and it hosts a vibrant community of structural biologists. […]

  • Posted on October 1, 2020
    Of Mutant Wranglers and Slime Whisperers

      In 1909, the German chemist Fritz Haber sparked an agricultural revolution. Using enormous pressures and high temperatures, he had learned how to efficiently transform […]

  • Posted on February 25, 2020
    ‘The Sweeping Landscape of Her Work’

    It took a hard-fought battle, but in 1919, after decades of petitions, demonstrations, and arrests, women finally won the right to vote. The passage and […]

  • Posted on October 11, 2019
    Deep in the Weeds

    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 […]

  • Posted on February 25, 2019
    A Different Beet

    Last fall, when the “Gastropod” podcast came to UW–Madison to partici­pate in the 2018 Wisconsin Science Festival, hosts Cynthia Graber and Nicola Twilley asked Irwin […]