Repking’s “office” is the sprawling 2,000-acre complex that comprises CALS’ Arlington Agricultural Research Station, where Repking works as assistant superintendent. As with the 11 other research stations, Arlington serves as an outdoor laboratory, classroom and community education center. Repking is responsible for nutrient management planning, soil fertility, crop rotations, crop production, assisting researchers and Wisconsin Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (WPDES) compliance. “My favorite part of the position is to see how things continually evolve and the wide variety of research that is performed at Arlington,” he says.
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