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  • Posted on July 1, 2024
    Science Through a Glass Darkly

      In the 1980s, the steps involved in a high school research paper assignment looked much different than today. Given a hot-button health topic of […]

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    Horse Sense

      When Natalie Sander BS’24 graduated in May with a degree in agricultural business management, she left behind an impressive legacy: a strong and successful […]

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    This App Hits the Tar Spot

      Tar spot, a disease of corn plants caused by the fungus Phyllachora maydis, has been causing problems in Mexico since the 1910s, but it […]

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    Lasting Delight

      There’s nothing quite like ice cream to cool you off on a hot summer day. It also puts you in a race to finish […]

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    ‘Mooving Cows’

      The average weight of a fully grown Holstein cow is around 1,500 pounds, its average height nearly 5 feet at the shoulder. Guiding cattle […]

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    Wildfire Risk Greatest in Grasslands

      Wildfires often bring to mind images of whole forests engulfed in flames. But in the United States, grasslands and shrublands are the largest areas […]

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    Women in Agriculture Connected to Better Community Welfare

      A larger number of women working in agriculture is associated with greater community well-being. That’s the finding of a study coauthored by Steve Deller, […]

  • Posted on March 8, 2024
    Rural Prosperity Through Climate-Smart Farming

      Back in November, at the annual meeting of the Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities, I was presented with some alarming statistics about rural […]

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    Flexibility + Preparation = Resilience

      The COVID-19 pandemic expanded our everyday vocabulary to include words such as “PCR test” and “supply chain.” Economists and the general public alike wondered […]

  • Posted on November 2, 2023
    The Road to Rural Broadband

      The South Shore of northern Wisconsin — where Bayfield County meets Lake Superior — is known for its natural beauty. Summer used to be […]

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    An Encouraging Mechanism for Broadband Expansion

      Similar to the Norvado telephone cooperative in northern Wisconsin, electric utilities can help bring broadband to rural areas more quickly than large commercial providers. […]

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    Gather and Connect. Experience and Serve. Learn and Grow.

      It’s a cool Sunday morning in early September, and over a dozen UW students are meeting at a farm plot in Eagle Heights Community […]