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  • Posted on March 8, 2024
    Emissaries of Science

      It’s a summer evening in early July, and the sun is sinking into Lake Mendota. Along University Bay, the windows of campus buildings bathe […]

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    Five CALS Discoveries That Changed the World

      Last year, the University of Wisconsin–Madison turned 175. The university has been celebrating this impressive milestone by hosting campus and statewide festivities and by […]

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    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 […]

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    Soybean Varieties on Trial

      215: That’s the number of soybean varieties tested in the Wisconsin Soybean Performance Trials in 2023. The trials are conducted each year in an […]

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    The Seeds of Innovation

      As an associate professor and extension specialist in the Department of Plant and Agroecosystem Sciences, Julie Dawson studies plant genetics and breeding as well […]

  • Posted on November 2, 2023
    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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    Of New Majors, New Departments, and New Ways of Problem-Solving

      We have some changes in the works here at CALS. For example, in recent months, we’ve made two significant academic and administrative moves to […]

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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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    The Evolution of the Agricultural Research Stations

      More than 175 years have passed since the founding of the University of Wisconsin, the state’s first public university. Throughout this time, UW has […]

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    Outstanding Young Farmers

      When Kyle and Rachel Zwieg (both FISC’07, ’08) first arrived at the National Outstanding Young Farmers (NOYF) Awards Congress in Appleton, Wisconsin, back in […]

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    Kikkoman Marks 50th Anniversary in U.S. with $3 Million Gift to CALS

      Fifty years ago, Kikkoman Foods opened its first U.S.-based soy sauce production plant in Walworth, Wisconsin, launching the company’s partnership with the state and […]