In March 1975, just five years into his career, Leckrone, then 37, decided an end-of-the-year gathering for his Marching and Varsity bands would be nice.
Levenhagen is the band’s talented seamstress — the woman behind Leckrone’s elaborate costumes for the past 27 years — and she was still busy hand-crafting this year’s suit the day before the first of three shows.
The Badger Invitational Sale dates to 1983 when it began as “a means to apply in actual practice what was being taught in the UW-Madison Dairy Science Department classroom, such as dairy pedigrees, sire evaluation, performance indexes and business principles.”
UW officials say the increase could indirectly help with a key university mission–research.
Dr. Amy Kind, associate professor of medicine-geriatrics at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, is the American Geriatrics Society’s 2019 recipient of the AGS Thomas and Catherine Yoshikawa Award for Outstanding Scientific Achievement for Clinical Investigation.
“Brucellosis does not spread easily, but because so many different shelters have been affected, the plan to address it has been logistically complicated,” said Sandra Newbury, the director of the Shelter Medicine Program at the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Veterinary Medicine.
UW-Madison is the lead institution for the master of science degree in applied biotechnology with partner institutions UW-Parkside, UW-Green Bay, UW-Oshkosh, UW-Platteville, UW-Stevens Point and UW-Whitewater.
The U.S. dairy industry has set a goal of reducing its greenhouse-gas emissions by 25 percent by the year 2020. UW–Madison researchers are helping identify strategies to accomplish that.
The station continues to partner with the USDA for the NRSP-6 Potato Genebank, which is located at the station. Peters says the work by UW and USDA staffers at that facility is one of national importance.
The annual meeting also included the announcement of the recipient of the Donald R. Peterson Technology Transfer Award. Dr. Brian Luck, assistant professor and Extension specialist in the Department of Biological Systems Engineering at UW-Madison received this year’s award, although he was unable to attend the annual meeting.
In their March “Dairy Situation and Outlook” podcast, UW-Madison’s Bob Cropp and Mark Stephenson said milk prices are on a trajectory to be quite a bit better by this fall.
Collegiate Farm Bureau at UW-Madison will celebrate its annual Ag Day on Campus with the theme “The One Percent Who Feed the 100 Percent,” 9 a.m. to noon on April 17 on Library Mall in downtown Madison to educate students on the importance of agriculture.
UniverCity is in its third year at UW-Madison. It’s helped or is in the process of helping the city of Monona, Dane County and Green County.
UW System agricultural research, which Wisconsin farmers of the past relied on to help build America’s Dairyland, still focuses on nutrition, production efficiency, welfare and disease prevention in dairy cows. In addition, UW researchers are also developing new stress-reduction programs for farmers, formulating new dairy-based food products, and creating sustainable practices that benefit water, land, rural communities and farm workers.
UW-Discovery Farms is a research and outreach program focused on the relationship between agriculture and water quality. It’s a unique program that conducts research on privately owned farms in Wisconsin.
On April 8, these students – including some from Southern Door High School – will discuss A Small Place at the 15th annual Great World Texts Student Conference at UW-Madison. They’ll also share their work with each other and members of the university, and they’ll meet and hear from the author herself.
Novomoto began in 2017 after spinning off from UW-Madison, and the company has grown quickly under co-founders Olson and Mehrdad Arjmand. At the end of 2017, the company had 20 paying customers, and Olson and Arjmand managed to grow that tenfold by the end of 2018.
University of Wisconsin System Regent Scott Beightol attended a meeting Thursday even though Gov. Tony Evers fired him last month.
Heart of the Farm-Women in Agriculture workshop is a University of Wisconsin-Madison, Division of Extension program committed to addressing the needs of farm women by providing education on farm business topics, connecting them with agricultural resources and creating support networks.
Through what has been named The Isthmus Project, Mackie and others connected to UW Health will offer a set of coordinated services to innovators in the health-care space.
The UW Board of Regents says it plans to seat a pair of Walker appointees, despite the fact that Governor Evers fired them.
The Wisconsin Badgers are not dancing in the tournament anymore, but Bucky was in Eau Claire on Sunday, doing a different kind of dancing at Azura Memory Care.
“As somebody who was a high school social studies teacher … it’s extremely difficult to do a good job as a history teacher and also at the same time have the time to do everything that needs to happen in a high-quality civics class,” said Diana Hess, dean of the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s School of Education. “You’re just cramming way too much into a course.”
Sandy Stuttgen has spent a lot of time around cows. She grew up a dairy farmer’s daughter in Marathon County, leaving the farm to become a large animal, predominately dairy, veterinarian before joining the staff at UW-Madison Division of Extension as an associate professor.
As the agronomist at the Marshfield Agricultural Research Station, Cavadini has been integrating no-till and cover crops practices to support the station’s dairy herd. He also grazes a small herd of about 40 Black and Red Angus beef on his family’s 80-acre Cavern Point Farm near Stratford.
Jennifer Van Os, an assistant professor and Extension specialist at UW-Madison’s Department of Dairy Science, also wouldn’t be surprised if the age of group housing was on the horizon.
Cropp, emeritus professor in the Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics, said a slowdown in milk production, reduced cow numbers and a falloff in heifer numbers could mean good news.
“Many ag consultants are on the farm and see the challenges farmers face with employees every day,” said Simon Jette-Nantel, Professor and UW-Extension Farm Management Specialist. “These are often the people farmers ask for advice regarding employees. This program provides information and resources to help Wisconsin farmers address these questions.”
Mark Stephenson, chairman of the task force and director of dairy-policy analysis for the University of Wisconsin-Madison, said at the end of the meeting, “We’re kind of stuck in the red zone and have a little bit of clean-up work yet to do.”
The building commission is required to make recommendations and send them over to the Republican-controlled Joint Finance Committee. But now, the committee might have to start from scratch. That means it is possible that some projects could be delayed and others stalled from moving forward.
But the Wisconsin Farm Bureau would like to prioritize the positions of integrated specialist roles that would hold a joint appointment between UW-Madison’s College of Agricultural and Life Sciences and UW-Extension. Those specialists perform and teach the specialized research that is essential to Wisconsin farmers.
Fuenzalida recently received her doctorate in dairy science from University of Wisconsin—Madison, where she gained extensive experience collaborating with dairy farmers and conducting research trials on dairy farms.
Lake Mills High School English students have been learning to expand their horizons by taking part in University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Great World Texts.
This idea—first implemented at a few universities, including the University of Wisconsin-Madison—is where students are tasked with solving biomedical and clinical problems for a client under the advisement of a BME professor.
Buffalo County officials are estimating that 235 cattle, 4,800 hogs and 2,000 turkeys have been killed there by collapsed roofs since the winter storm, according to Carl Duley, the ag agent for UW-Extension’s Buffalo County office.
Randy Shaver, a UW-Madison professor in the Department of Dairy Science and Extension dairy nutritionist, will be honored as the Industry Person of the Year.
A new study from the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Center on Wisconsin Strategy – or COWS – has concluded that Wisconsin could generate jobs and improve public health by transitioning its energy system away from fossil fuels.
There’s a new startup accelerator on UW-Madison’s campus. The Isthmus Project aims to nurture and help commercialize innovations hatched at the University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics (UW Health) and the university’s School of Medicine and Public Health.
U.W. Stevens Point Chancellor Bernie Patterson says the restructuring of the Stevens Point, Wausau, and Marshfield campuses has been going well; and that a ‘just released’ economic impact report highlights the university’s economic benefit to Central Wisconsin.
Administered by the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, the program consists of a full-time staff of experienced professionals dedicated to ensuring thoroughness and impartiality in inspection and certification procedures.
Right now, Goldman is the nation’s only plant breeder at a public institution who works on table beets, making UW–Madison a key resource for all things beet research and breeding. This includes the development of new and improved varieties and serving as a repository for one of the world’s best collections of beet seeds.
A University of Wisconsin-Madison laboratory is set to resume experiments that could build the foundation of an early warning system for flu pandemics.
If you are concerned about tar spot this year but haven’t been able to get to a winter meeting to learn more on how to control it, the University of Wisconsin has a solution.
University of Madison alumni Lorraine Hansberry’s groundbreaking play A Raisin in the Sun debuted 60 years ago today.
As part of the initiative, all UW campuses will begin using software called Navigate Student Success Collaborative that tracks class attendance, grades and financial factors that could impact student enrollment.
About half the money from Governor Tony Evers’ proposed building program would be spent on University of Wisconsin campuses.
Larson is an assistant professor in the Biological Systems Engineering Department at UW-Madison and a biowaste specialist with UW-Extension. She performs research and extension/outreach applications of biowaste management including handling, treatment and processing of biological waste streams, including manure.
About half the money from Governor Tony Evers’ proposed building program would be spent on University of Wisconsin campuses.
Carl Duley, a former farmer, and now a University of Wisconsin-Extension agent with Buffalo County, helps farmers like Weisenbeck. Duley said he’s working with the state government to try to get local farmers some low-interest loans to help pay for their losses.
Futures prices are relatively flat and may be too pessimistic toward the end of this year, UW-Madison dairy market experts Bob Cropp and Mark Stephenson said in their February dairy outlook podcast. Price improvement is coming, and Cropp looks for Class III to reach the $16s by the fourth quarter.
The predecessors for today’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at the UW-Madison were already on the scene, helping farmers transition. It happened again in the 1890s when Professor Stephen Babcock developed the first simple and practical test for measuring the butterfat content for milk and cream, which propelled the dairy industry. The state’s cranberry industry took off at the turn of the 20th century, again with the help of decades of UW research.
Hartz said they are grateful to have worked with Professor Denise Ney and Bridget Stroup from the Department of Nutritional Science at UW-Madison and Dr. Tracy Bibelnieks, professor in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at UM-Duluth.
Kathleen Bartzen Culver, director of the Center for Journalism Ethics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, will discuss public distrust of the media and a host of related topics during a lecture Tuesday at UW-La Crosse.
“My time and education at the University of Wisconsin Law School has certainly enabled me to beat the odds,” she said.
Officials from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire are happy with Governor Tony Evers’ first budget proposal.
The UW-Extension Program, “Your Farm Future: A blueprint to move your farm forward,” is intended for farmers interested in planning and preparing for the future of their farm business in the context of current challenging economic conditions. It offers an opportunity for farmers interested to further develop and/or re-evaluate their plans and goals for their farm with consideration for family business dynamics and current economic conditions.
The Southwestern Wisconsin Community Action Program started a farmer suicide-prevention project this past month. The effort, funded by a $50,000 grant from the University of Wisconsin-School of Medicine and Public Health’s Wisconsin Partnership Program, was prompted by an increase in stories about suicides or suicidal thoughts among farmers, said Wally Orzechowski, executive director.
The food-science department has been a part of the UW–Madison College of Agricultural and Life Sciences for more than 100 years. Originally housed in Hiram Smith Hall at its founding, the food-science department moved into Babcock Hall when the building opened in 1951.
The centers provide entrepreneurs with new or existing businesses personalized consulting services to start, manage and grow their businesses. The program was founded in 1980 and in Wisconsin is part of UW Extension.
Every year, the University of Wisconsin Insect Diagnostic Lab receives thousands of samples and reports from around the state and region, providing a unique perspective into insect and other arthropod trends in Wisconsin and beyond.