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  • Posted on July 1, 2024
    The Secrets of Cold Weather Soil Unearthed

      When hydrology engineer Anita Thompson was growing up in Minnesota, she knew what to expect from winter. The temperatures would drop below freezing around […]

  • Posted on March 8, 2024
    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 […]

  • Posted on March 9, 2023
    From Hardship to Hope

      Leon Statz used to get stressed about almost everything on his Sauk County farm. He worried about the weather, the bills, the crops. And […]

  • Posted on October 18, 2022
    Americans Put Carbon on a Diet

      Every choice we make as consumers has a climate impact. It’s often measured in terms of a “carbon footprint” — that is, the amount […]

  • Posted on August 2, 2022
    Innovation through Campus Cooperation in America’s Dairyland

      In 2019, Wisconsin dairy leaders approached state legislators with a long-standing problem and a request for help. The state’s dairy farm numbers were in […]

  • Posted on April 29, 2022
    Season of Learning

      Summer courses are an abiding tradition at UW. They’ve long been the boon of undergrads looking to stay on track to graduation, lighten their […]

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    Innovative Tech Captures Carbon — and a Big Prize

      Cut greenhouse gas emissions and stave off the harmful effects of climate change. It’s one of the most important challenges we face today. And […]

  • Posted on June 11, 2020
    In the Field | Alumni Who Keep Water Safe and Clean

      Ysabella Bhagroo BS’18 “Restoring balance, enhancing beauty.” This is the mission of SOLitude, the lake management company where Ysabella Bhagroo works to enhance public […]

  • Posted on February 25, 2020
    Research Early, Research Often — and Reap the Benefits

    Critical thinking, sound judgement, mental endurance. Exceptional communication and effective collaboration. These aren’t just human resources buzzwords. They’re authentic skills and abilities that anyone can […]

  • Posted on February 25, 2019
    Engineers of Ingenuities

    A bioreactor that removes phosphorus from lakes, an easy-to-use harness system designed to prevent falls from dangerous heights, and an early detection sensor for toxic […]

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    Minty Fresh

    As you approach a basic steel structure at the West Madison Agricultural Research Station, your nose informs you before your eyes do that you’ve found […]

  • Posted on May 14, 2018
    Drones, Joysticks, and Data-Driven Farming

    Brian Luck grew up on an 800-acre corn and soybean farm in western Kentucky, so he knows well the look of a planted field from […]