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CALS in the News: Dec. 7-12, 2009

News about or of interest to CALS faculty and staff…

News Items

Dairy forage day set for Dec. 11 in Fond du Lac
Wisconsin Agriculturalist 12/7/09
Mentioned: Pat Hoffman, UW-Extension professor – Agricultural and natural resources extension, dairy science

The deer numbers game
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel 12/7/09
Mentioned: UW-Madison CALS

Farmer sees divine sign in cow born a Conn. Dairy (link to article, video)
USA Today 12/9/09
Mentioned: Ric Grummer, Dairy Science department chairperson, professor

Winter blast jeopardizes corn crop 12/10/09
Quoted: Joe Lauer, Agronomy professor
Click here for the televised video

School for beginning market growers offered Jan. 15-17
Agri-View 12/11/09
Mentioned: UW-Madison Center for Integrated Agricultural Systems

Bruins outlined agriculture’s challenges that are just ahead
Agri-View 12/11/09
Mentioned: Chancellor Biddy Martin; UW-Madison CALS
*first in a two part series, check next week’s CALS in the news for part two

Publication: Grass-fed dairy products
Agri-View 12/11/09
Quoted: Laura Paine, MS’92 Horticulture
Mentioned: UW-Madison Center for Integrated Agricultural Systems

Quality milk topic of seminars on Dec. 14
Agri-View 12/11/09
Mentioned: Pam Ruegg, Dairy Science professor
Mentioned: Roxann Weix, Dairy Science research assistant

Berger and Mikolayunas recognized by the Dairy Sheep Association of North America
Agri-View 12/11/09
Quoted: Yves Berger, researcher at the Spooner Agricultural Research Station
Mentioned: Claire Mikolayunas, Animal Science research assistant

Farm Bureau names service, achievement award winners
The Country Today page A3 (Subscription required)
Mentioned: Beth Porior BS’07 agriculture education

Banker: Expansion loans based on $14 and $15 milk
The Country Today page A5 (Subscription required)
Quoted: Paul Dyk, UW-Extension dairy and livestock agent

Of Interest

Students say UW-Madison tuition increase working
Chicago Tribune 12/10/09

UW-Madison collegiate FFA hockey extravaganza
Agri-View 12/10/09

Wisconsin Farm Bureau Federation Sets Policy for 2010
Agri-View 12/11/09
Re: “Go Big Read” Initiative