Awards and honors

Dairy Science Association honors Randy Shaver

Randy Shaver was awarded the American Dairy Science Association Nutrition Research Award. The annual award is jointly sponsored by the American Feed Industry Association and ADSA. More info here.
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Dairy Science Association honors Randy Shaver
Awards and honors

Ron Seely to receive Sierra Club’s David Brower Award for environmental reporting

Congratulations to Ron Seely, senior lecturer in life sciences communications, who was recently selected to receive the Sierra Club’s 2014 David Brower Award. The award recognizes outstanding environmental reporting or editorial comment that contributes to a better understanding of environmental issues.
Friday, July 25th, 2014
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Ron Seely to receive Sierra Club’s David Brower Award for environmental reporting
Extension and Outreach

Wanted: Exploration stations for Wisconsin Science Fest, Oct. 16–19

Here we are approaching the dog daze of summer, and yet it's also time to start looking ahead to the UW-Madison science outreach calendar for 2014-2015. This coming year will include at least three major multi-day events that welcome the public to their public, land-grant research university:  The Wisconsin Science Festival October 16-19, UW-Madison Science Expeditions March 19-21, and Engineering Expo over three days in mid April. As the committee that is organizing Discovery Expo at the Wisconsin Science Festival, we are delighted to invite you to present a hands-on Exploration Station featuring your research or outreach work. The Exploration Stations for Discovery Expo will be hosted by the Town Center in the Discovery Building, 330 N. Orchard. We're especially looking for Exploration Stations on Thursday October 16, Friday October 17, and Sunday October 19.  Happily (and thanks to many of you),  we're already fully booked for Saturday October 18. The Exploration Stations on Thursday and Friday will run from 9 am to 2 pm and will be working primarily with school children.  We are expecting 1500 students ranging from elementary to high school.  They'll be coming from Wisconsin, ...
Friday, July 25th, 2014
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Wanted: Exploration stations for Wisconsin Science Fest, Oct. 16–19
Business Services & Payroll

Benefits information session for grad students: Aug. 25 in Babcock Hall

The Department of Food Science has arranged to have campus HR specialists present a  benefits information session for new graduate assistants in Babcock Hall on Monday, August 25 from 1:30–3:30 p.m. Students from other departments are welcome to attend. The program is for all new students with graduate assistantships (RA, TA, PA or AOF fellows).  The HR specialists will walk the students through the forms needed for payroll as well as the health insurance benefits.  Representatives available from the health insurance companies will also be on hand to answer questions. The seminar is also available at other times and locations, but not on this end of campus. See here for more locations and information.
Friday, July 25th, 2014
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Benefits information session for grad students: Aug. 25 in Babcock Hall
Events

Tuesday: Wisconsin Turfgrass Summer Field Day

Here's the agenda for the Wisconsin Turfgrass Summer Field Day, Tuesday, July 29 at the O.J. Noer Turfgrass Facility.
Friday, July 25th, 2014
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Tuesday: Wisconsin Turfgrass Summer Field Day
Events

Save the date: Agronomy/Soils Field Day, Aug. 27

The 2014 Agronomy/Soils Field Day will be held Wednesday, August 27,  at the Arlington Agricultural Research Station. Registration begins at 8 a.m. See the agenda for details.
Friday, July 25th, 2014
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Save the date: Agronomy/Soils Field Day, Aug. 27
In the News

CALS In the News for the Week of July 19-25

In the News: Because They're Tough To Spot, Deer Tick Nymphs Transmit Disease More Than Adults Wisconsin Public Radio 7/21/14 Quoted: Phil Pellitteri, Entomology UW-Madison scientists taking cranberry pollination to the wild side TwinCities.com, 7/20/14 Quoted: Claudio Gratton, Entomology Quoted: Jeremy Hemberger, graduate student, Entomology Scientists test methods to pollinate cranberries Jackson County Chronicle 7/23/14 Quoted: Claudio Gratton, Entomology Chris Rickert: City turkeys are a treat -- and maybe someday, a tasty one Wisconsin State Journal 7/24/14 Quoted: Anna Pidgeon, Forest and Wildlife Ecology State milk production in June shows slight increase Wisconsin State Journal 7/21/14 Quoted: Brian Gould, Agricultural and Applied Economics Teachers learn to grow education in garden Channel 3000 7/23/14 Mentioned: Sam Dennis, Natural Resources - Landscape Architecture Mentioned: Dale Schoeller, Nutritional Sciences Butts alerts farmers of glyphosate-resistant weeds in Wisconsin Agri-View 7/23/14 Mentioned: Arlington Agricultural Research Station Quoted: Tommy Butts, graduate student, Agronomy Mentioned: Ross Recker, alumnus, Agronomy Mentioned: Vince Davis, Agronomy Local blight report highlights need for potato research stevenspointjournal.com 7/22/14 Quoted: Amanda Gevens, Plant Pathology Quoted: Dwight Mueller, Agricultural Research Stations WPVGA: Potato Late Blight Hits Wisconsin; Growers Are Prepared PerishableNews.com 7/25/14 Mentioned: Amanda Gevens, Plant Pathology Addressing a quiet crisis of rural life Milwaukee Journal Sentinel 7/19/14 Mentioned: Gena Cooper, alumnus, Biochemistry Wis. alumni reception at Farm Tech Days Morning Ag ...
Friday, July 25th, 2014
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CALS In the News for the Week of July 19-25
Awards and honors

Forest Service honors Midwest Invasive Plant Network

The Midwest Invasive Plant Network has been chosen as the recipient of the 2013 Education and Awareness on Invasive Species Partner Award from the United States Forest Service’s National Forest System Invasive Species Program. Mark Renz, CALS associate professor of agronomy and UW-Extension Weed Specialist, is the current MIPN president “The fact that U.S. Forest Service has bestowed this award on MIPN is a tremendous accomplishment as they recognize the effort and results of our efforts over the past decade,” Renz says. “Our mission is to reduce the impact of invasive plants in the Midwest. As this is a Herculean task, we couldn't do it without the help of federal, state and local partners.  While this collaboration isn't easy, MIPN has always prioritized working to bring groups together as this will give us the best chance of accomplishing our mission.” This award recognizes a partner or cooperator with the Forest Service who has demonstrated outstanding cooperation and achievements related to environmental education and awareness of invasive species. Formed in 2002, the Midwest Invasive Plant Network has been instrumental in developing and strengthening local invasive species efforts by ...
Monday, July 21st, 2014
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Forest Service honors Midwest Invasive Plant Network
Uncategorized

Position description: Cooperative Extension associate dean and director

UW-Extension Cooperative Extension is seeking candidates for the position of Associate Dean and Director. The Cooperative Extension Associate Dean and Director serves as deputy to the Cooperative Extension Dean and Director and provides leadership in collaboration with colleagues and other administrators. The position encourages the creation of inclusive work and learning environments in alignment with Cooperative Extension’s purpose, vision and values in ways that contribute to supportive workplaces. This position provides day-to-day leadership for divisional administrative operations, educational programs, and the translation of the division’s vision into action. The Associate Dean and Director functions within the broad organizational direction provided by the Dean and Director in the implementation of policies. The Associate Dean and Director also advises the Dean and Director on the development of program and administrative policy consistent with the University of Wisconsin System and United States Department of Agriculture/National Institute for Food and Agriculture. Deadline for applications is Sept. 2. See the job description here.
Monday, July 21st, 2014
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Position description: Cooperative Extension associate dean and director
In the News

CALS In the News for the Week of July 12-18

In the News: Ouch! Mosquito population on the rise, experts say Kenosha News 7/18/14 Quoted: P.J. Liesch, Entomology Quoted: Susan Paskewitz, Entomology Awareness Is Overrated Science Of Us Quoted: Dietram Scheufele, Life Sciences Communication Everyone's eating butter again - if you can afford it CBS 7/14/14 Quoted: Brian Gould, Agricultural and Applied Economics Hail smashes crops, piles up inches deep in parts of Door County Wisconsin State Journal 7/16/14 Quoted: Matt Stasiak, Agricultural Research Stations UW-Madison scientists seek alternatives to cranberry pollination Milwaukee Journal Sentinel 7/13/14 Quoted: Claudio Gratton, Entomology Mentioned: Jeremy Hemberger, graduate student, Entomology University of Wisconsin scientists test alternative methods to pollinate cranberries StarTribune 7/17/14 Quoted: Claudio Gratton, Entomology Scientists test alternate pollination methods for cranberries wisconsinrapidstribune.com 7/16/14 Quoted: Claudio Gratton, Entomology Scout the End of July for Sudden Death Syndrome in Soybeans Wisconsin Agriculturalist 7/18/14 Quoted: Shawn Conley, Agronomy Wheel track damage to soybeans consideration Agri-View 7/16/14 Quoted: Shawn Conley, Agronomy Bacterial spot in tomatoes discussed Agri-View 7/13/14 Mentioned: Amanda Gevens, Plant Pathology New beginnings for the 67th Alice in Dairyland Agri-View 7/16/14 Mentioned: Zoey Brooks, alumnus, Animal Science The life and death of Wisconsin wolves - Audio CALS News 7/18/14 Quoted: Tim Van Deelen, Forest and Wildlife Ecology Empty nests: Wisconsin conservationists commemorate the passenger pigeons that once darkened our skies CALS News 7/14/14 Quoted: Stanley ...
Friday, July 18th, 2014
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CALS In the News for the Week of July 12-18