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  • Posted on July 7, 2023
    CALS Briefs for Summer 2023

      Survey: UW Plant Breeding Program is #1 The UW Plant Breeding and Plant Genetics (PBPG) program at CALS is one of the largest and […]

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    The Agriculture Library Through the Years

      This summer marks 175 years since the founding of the University of Wisconsin, the state’s very first public university. Throughout this time, UW has […]

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    From Pesky Weed to Biofuel Resource

      It may be time for corn to take a back seat. This most widely used and cheapest source of ethanol could lose its top […]

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    Research Fellowship Aims to Diversify the Brewing Industry

      “There’s so much more that goes into brewing beer than just the ingredients,” says Tony Bugher, president of the Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company. The […]

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    Take the Summer 2023 Final Exam

    Ace our quiz and you will be entered in a drawing for a free gift box of cheese from the Babcock Dairy Store. Good luck!

  • Posted on March 9, 2023
    The (New) House That Dairy Built

      When it was first constructed in 1951, Babcock Hall — UW’s beloved producer of ice cream, cheese, and other famous dairy goods — was […]

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    A Tasteful New Babcock Dairy Logo

      To make way for the Babcock Hall remodel, the dairy plant had to shut down production for more than three years. Fortunately, a large […]

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    Pathways to Immunity

      Jing Fan recalls the first science experiment she ever performed. She was a kindergartener in Beijing, China, and her class made glue out of […]

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    From Hardship to Hope

      Leon Statz used to get stressed about almost everything on his Sauk County farm. He worried about the weather, the bills, the crops. And […]

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    First Impressions and Future Successes

      It’s been a little more than half a year since I joined CALS, and I’d like to share some thoughts and impressions as a […]

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    Five Counterintuitive Facts for the Conscientious Lawn Owner

      Healthy lawns can prevent phosphorus from entering lakes and streams, where it causes problematic algal blooms. Phosphorus is an important element for plant growth. […]

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    Full Plates for Food Justice

      Gwen Kelley BS’22 learned to cook by her mother’s side, amid the scents and seasonings of Thai curries, vegetable lasagna, and spanakopita. Those experiences […]