• Posted on June 20, 2011
    Desert Spuds

    The quest to improve potato growth in the arid, salty Middle East led to cost-saving innovations and some extraordinary travel experiences

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    Rebuilding from the Ruins

    A small project led by CALS could have a big impact on dairy in Kosovo

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    CALS Around the World

    “The boundaries of the university are the boundaries of the state,” proclaims the Wisconsin Idea. But that concept has expanded. The boundaries of the university […]

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    The Grow Dozen: Alumni who are working globally to improve our world

    John Bowman MS’80 Plant Pathology Bowman has nearly 30 years’ experience designing, implementing and managing agricultural development projects in more than 30 countries. Much of […]

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    It Takes a Village

    Waves of undergrads in Uganda with CALS have taken the African proverb as a call to action. Their engagement has included founding a nonprofit and choosing careers in which they serve communities at home and abroad.

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    “Discovering the World and Myself”

    A CALS Peace Corps veteran draws on his experience in Niger to help Kickapoo Valley landowners plan a sustainable future

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    Global Storytelling

    Patty Loew talks about the future of community-based journalism and her recent experiences in rural Africa

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    Five things everyone should know about . . . Acai Berries

    1. They cannot leap tall buildings in a single bound. Nor will they flatten your tummy, cleanse your colon, boost your immune system or increase […]

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    Bridging Borders

    Partnerships with our nearest neighbors give CALS students firsthand experience with diversity of both crops and cultures

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    Science Ambassadors

    An exchange program helps create a “seamless scientific community” between the United States and India

  • Posted on February 17, 2011
    Catch up with… Darrel Feucht BS’85 Agricultural Mechanization & Management

    It’s the Wisconsin Idea gone global. That’s one way to describe Colonel Darrel Feucht’s pending mission in Afghanistan. The Fall River resident, a loan services facilities manager in civilian life, is leading a newly formed 58-member National Guard team that includes agronomists, hydrologists, forest scientists and a veterinarian. The goal of their 11-month tour? To help restore Afghanistan’s farmland and provide a viable alternative to growing poppies for the drug trade

  • Posted on February 15, 2011
    Alaska: When the Deep Freeze Thaws

    The melting of Arctic permafrost has vast implications for our global climate. CALS professor James Bockheim is studying cores of the frozen soil to gain a glimpse into their future.