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  • 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 […]

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    Five Energizing Facts About Agrivoltaics

      In the quest to combat climate change, the idea of using agricultural landscapes in the Midwest to support renewable energy production has focused primarily […]

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    Focus on Rural and Tribal Wisconsin

      Four projects, including two from CALS, that will support Wisconsin’s rural communities and tribal nations have been selected to receive funding through UW’s Wisconsin […]

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    The Turf Manager’s Apprentices

      Emerging from the tree line onto The Lido golf course is like walking into a different world. Sand stretches over rolling hills where green […]

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    How Waste Becomes a Resource

      Victor Ujor’s fascination with microorganisms — bacteria, fungi, viruses — began with an issue of Time magazine. What he encountered in the pages of […]

  • Posted on July 7, 2023
    Representative Science

      Judith Simcox can trace the course of her research career all the way back to high school. Her class was given an assignment to […]

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    CALS Beyond Campus

      Summer is in full, fabulous bloom on the UW campus. The beauty of this place could tempt us to keep our focus here and […]

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    One Step Ahead of Wisconsin’s Weather

      Wisconsin weather has grown increasingly unpredictable and extreme since the 1950s. The rapid shift poses difficult challenges for farmers, researchers, and the public. But […]