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    In the Field: Alumni who serve the state through UW-Extension Cooperative Extension

    Aerica Bjurstrom BS’00 “My programming changes depending on what farmers are asking for—or if I see a need for something new before they ask,” says […]

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    The Future, Unzipped

    Biochemist John Ralph and his colleagues have pioneered a technology that could revolutionize how industry produces biofuels and other value-added goods

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    The New Old Forest

    Clear-cutting in past centuries left Wisconsin with very few old-growth forests—and fewer of the environmental benefits they provide. CALS has partnered with the DNR and other institutions on a long-term project to learn how such forests can be reestablished and sustainably used.

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    Stay Longer in the Kickapoo

    CALS researchers help extend the tourist season in Wisconsin’s scenic west

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    Recruiting and Retaining the Best

    Few people inspire students as much as our professors. When I ask students about their most important experiences at CALS, almost invariably they talk about […]

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    Move Over, Beer

    UW–Madison’s first enologist, based at CALS, will aid Wisconsin’s wine and cider industry

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    New Face in the Garden

    Ben Futa has one of the most beautiful workplaces on campus. And, as the new director of the CALS-based Allen Centennial Gardens, he loves the […]

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    Five things everyone should know about … Nutmeg

    1 It’s not a nut. Nutmeg is the seed kernel inside a yellow fruit of the nutmeg tree, an evergreen native to the Molucca Islands […]

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    Even Cows are “Texting”

    Modern communication systems allow dairy farmers to more efficiently monitor the health, milk yield, movement and other metrics of both herds and individual cows by cell phone, says Doug Reinemann

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    Mexico: Mapping the roots of poverty and inequality

    What makes development projects work? Jennifer Alix-Garcia, a professor of agricultural and applied economics, is diving deep into Mexico’s history to shed light on that […]