Teachers conduct bioenergy research at UW-Madison during summer vacation

Just days after shepherding their science students out of the classroom and into the less structured days of summer, Cherrie Anne Maner and Lisa Sorlie were already traveling to the University of Wisconsin–Madison campus to hone their research skills and …

The island of giant mice

Two thousand miles east of the coast of Argentina, Gough Island rises out of the Atlantic Ocean in an awesome display of ancient volcanic activity. A green carpet of windswept mosses and grasses covers 35 square miles of jagged peaks …

Another name on the wall: CALS vegetable breeders leave their mark

Tucked behind campus’ Walnut Street Greenhouses sits a nondescript brick building known colloquially as the “Carrot and Beet Lab.” It doesn’t look like much, but its exterior tells the story of an important campus legacy. Etched into its walls are …

Biochemistry 501 brings technology and flipped classroom to summer term

Biochemistry 501: Introduction to Biochemistry is being taught in the summer for the first time, and with the support of a grant to bring active learning and technology into the classroom, the class has all the right elements for success. …

Teen workshop participants turn their camera on northern Wisconsin flooding

Life sciences communication professor Patty Loew and instructor Don Stanley went into this summer’s Tribal Youth Media Workshop at the Bad River Ojibwe Reservation with the goal of helping participants learn how to tell environmental stories. But the torrential rains …

Hancock Ag Research Station celebrates centennial on July 28

The University of Wisconsin-Madison Hancock Agricultural Research Station will celebrate its 100th anniversary on Thursday, July 28 with an expanded set of events during the station’s annual Potato and Vegetable Research Field Day. The public is invited to attend all—or …

APL report highlights status of Hmong in the Badger State

The population of Hmong in Wisconsin is still growing, but more slowly than in the 1990s—and, as of 2010, most Hmong living in Wisconsin were born in the United States. While the 1990s saw a significant reduction in poverty among …

Five things everyone should know about the future of agriculture

1. Apps are critical to ag. Farmers use mobile technology for many things, including turning irrigation and other equipment on or off, maintaining pest counts from field scouting, identifying bugs, checking field records, reviewing soil types, ensuring site-specific planting or production …