Agriculture is a foundation for economic and commercial growth in Wisconsin. Read about some of the agricultural innovations and advances UW institutions are involved in.
October 10, 2016
Just as some seeds yield tomatoes, carrots and lettuce, others grow community and partnership. In a greenhouse in the northern Wisconsin town of Park Falls, all of those seeds are taking root with the help of UW-Madison’s College of Agricultural and Life Sciences (CALS) horticulture graduate student Michael Geiger, horticulture professor Sara Patterson and a […]
December 11, 2015
UWM was abuzz this summer – especially on campus roofs. That’s where Conservation and Environmental Science majors Amanda Pastirik and Meghan Wersel spent much of their break, laying the groundwork for a long-term research project on the presence of pollinators – specifically honeybees and bumblebees – on the university’s green roofs. “There’s a lot of […]
December 1, 2015
Menomonie, Wis. — In Las Macias, Nicaragua, fresh water isn’t taken for granted. Each day, women and girls walk a half-mile or more one way on a steep, rocky path to a well and return home balancing five-gallon buckets of the precious resource on their heads. They make the trip seven to 10 times a […]
November 13, 2015
Menomonie, Wis. — On a recent summer morning, sun shining, University of Wisconsin-Stout students picked cucumbers, patty pan summer squash, dragon tongue bush beans, parsley and other items from a well-tended row garden on north campus. After washing the vegetables and herbs in basins filled with water, three students loaded the day’s bounty into coolers, […]
October 19, 2015
Matt Pechacek is a first-generation student at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls.
September 15, 2015
UW-River Falls Biology Professors Brad and Kim Mogen lead a team of students in many projects studying various aspects of bees over the course of the summer.
July 7, 2015
Fred Binkowski raises tens of thousands of yellow perch each year in a lab at UW-Milwaukee’s School of Freshwater Sciences, as he researches ways to improve methods of raising fish, called aquaculture. Binkowski has been hugely successful in figuring out how to make aquaculture more profitable and sustainable. But the fish he raises also are […]
March 30, 2015
Researchers in the Biology Department at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls recently received funding from the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection to test a honey bee management strategy targeted towards maintaining and increasing the number of non-migratory Wisconsin beekeepers. Wisconsin beekeepers produce almost 4.5 million pounds of honey with an estimated value […]
November 10, 2014
Menomonie, Wis. — By day Jim Burritt is an associate professor of biology at University of Wisconsin-Stout. By early morning, evening and weekends, he’s a beekeeper. Burritt started beekeeping as a high school student in Colorado in the 1970s, and today he and his wife maintain several honeybee colonies at their home in rural Dunn […]
November 4, 2014
PLATTEVILLE, Wis. — In less than two weeks, more than 120 land owners across the state have contacted Sara Allen, lab manager and research associate of the Tree-Ring, Earth and Environmental Sciences Laboratory at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville, to volunteer their burr oaks for her research in reconstructing patterns of drought in Southwest Wisconsin over […]