1. Potatoes contribute $522 million to Wisconsin’s economy

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    As farmers across Wisconsin are digging up potatoes – and consumers are enjoying them baked, fried and mashed – a new study has revealed the crop’s substantial economic impact. Potatoes contribute $522,278,361 to Wisconsin’s economy annually and are responsible for 3,122 jobs. The report, by the Fiscal and Economic Research Center at the University of

  2. UW-Eau Claire receives grant to prepare students for careers in geospatial industry

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    EAU CLAIRE — Geospatial education at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire is undergoing a significant transformation to provide students with real-world training, skills and workforce readiness necessary for successful careers in the growing geospatial industry. An interdisciplinary Geospatial Education Initiative (GEI) developed at UW-Eau Claire by a team of faculty members from the geography and