The backstory on beets. CALS Lecture Series: Wisconsin’s Best – Oct. 21

Alumni, faculty, staff, students and friends of the College of the Agricultural and Life Sciences are encouraged to participate in the Fall 2009 CALS Lecture Series: Wisconsin’s Best. This series focuses on Wisconsin food products that are industry leaders in research or production. University and private industry experts will provide an insider’s look into various aspects of the development, cultivation, processing and marketing of these food staples.

Beets? Yes, beets. Join us on October 21 at 4:45p.m. in the Ebling Symposium Center for this semester’s second lecture and learn about the lesser known benefits of that once feared childhood vegetable. Professor of horticulture Irwin Goldman will guide guests through the history, science and current industry usage behind this notable root crop. A complimentary beet sample will be provided to guests following the lecture.

This event is free and open to the public. To ensure adequate food is available, registration is requested by October 19.

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Event Details:
4:45 – 5:45 p.m.
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
Ebling Symposium Center, Microbial Sciences Building
1550 Linden Drive

Note: Parking is free in Lot 36 after 4:30 p.m.

Mark your calendars for the rest of the Fall 2009 series: Cranberries on November 18 and Chocolate and Chocolate Coatings on December 9. For additional information, contact Jeremy Traska at 608-890-5249 or