Babcock Institute has moved, but its campus-wide mission remains the same

Although offices of the Babcock Institute for International Dairy Research and Development are now housed in the fourth floor of the Animal Sciences Building, the program will continue to collaborate campus-wide, says associate director Karen Nielsen.

“We will continue to work closely with agricultural and applied economics, biological systems engineering, food science, agronomy, the Center for Dairy Research, U.S. Dairy Forage Research Center, the School of Veterinary Medicine, and other units with dairy-related programs, as well as with animal and dairy science,” Nielsen says.

Founded in 1991, the Babcock Institute acts as a crossroads for international dairy activities at the UW-Madison. It uses collaborative research, market and trade analysis and education to help the dairy industry in Wisconsin and the United States link with dairy industries around the world.

Nielsen’s new office is in room 460, outreach specialist Dave Kantor is in room 458, and students working for the program are in room 464. Phones and emails remain the same:

Those on the Babcock roster remaining in Ag Hall:

  • Ken Shapiro, Assoc. Dean, CALS International Programs and Director for the Babcock Institute, 212A Ag Hall
  • Sharon Baumgartner, Director of CALS Study Abroad, Travel Specialist for the Babcock Institute, 212 B Ag Hall
  • Laura Van Toll, Program Manager for Indian USAID Grant, Outreach Specialist for Babcock Institute, 212 C
  • Beverly Davis, Financial Specialist, CALS International Programs and Babcock Institute, 205 Ag Hall