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CALS in the News – Feb. 22-26, 2010

News Items

Land doesn’t get better than on the Rock Prairie
The Daily Reporter 2/20/10
Quoted: Fred Madison, soil science
http://dailyreporter.com/blog/2010/02/20/land-doesnt-get-better-than-on-the-rock-prairie/

PDPW Business Conference great opportunity
World Dairy Dairy 2/22/10
Mentioned: Kevin Bernhardt, UW-Extension and Center for Dairy Profitability
http://www.wdexpo.org/2010/02/22/pdpw-business-conference-great-opportunity/

Midwest Dairy Challenge a success
World Dairy Diary 2/23/10
Mentioned: Katherine Harmelink
http://www.wdexpo.org/2010/02/23/midwest-dairy-challenge-a-success/

Wisconsin Dairy Sheep School set March 6-10
Wisconsin Agriculturalist 2/23/10
Mentioned: Spooner Agricultural Research Station
http://www.wisconsinagriculturist.com/story.aspx/wisconsin/dairy/sheep/school/set/march/610/9/35701

Wisconsin’s organic farmers are largely weathering the economic storm
University of Wisconsin-Madison News 2/24/10
Quoted: Tom Kriegl, Diary profitability
Quoted: Erin Silva, agricultural and applied economics, agronomy
http://www.news.wisc.edu/17716

UW Study suggests recession hurting Wis. organic farming
The Daily Cardinal 2/24/10
Mentioned: UW-Madison Center for Integrated Agricultural Systems
http://www.dailycardinal.com/news/uw-study-suggests-recession-hurting-wis-organic-farming-1.1174666

UW-Oshkosh to be 1st in nation to use energy from food
The Badger Herald 2/24/10
Mentioned: UW-Madison College of Agriculture
http://badgerherald.com/news/2010/02/25/uw-oshkosh_to_be_1st.php

Biomass sought for heating plant
The Country Today 2/24/10 (subscription required, p. 9A)
Quoted: Troy Runge, biological systems engineering
www.thecountrytoday.com

Event to focus on milk quality
The Country Today 2/24/10 (subscription required, p. C9)
Mentioned: Pam Ruegg, dairy science
www.thecountrytoday.com

Reproduction seminar slated
The Country Today 2/24/10 (subscription required, p. C9)
Mentioned: Kent Weigel, dairy science
www.thecountrytoday.com

Manure management drives land demand
The Country Today 2/24/10 (subscription required, p. C8)
Quoted: Bruce Jones, agricultural and applied economics
www.thecountrytoday.com

Morgridge Institute announces leadership team, research areas
UW School of Medicine and Public Health News and Events
Mentioned: Paul Ahlquist, plant pathology
http://www.med.wisc.edu/news-events/news/morgridge-institute-announces-leadership-team-research-areas/26474

Grazing benefits include less soil erosion, more songbirds
Agri-View 2/25/10
Mentioned: Janet Hedtcke, agronomy
http://www.agriview.com/articles/2010/02/25/dairy_news/dairy03.txt

Drying progress of corn standing in the field over winter
Agri-View 2/25/10
Mentioned: Joe Lauer, agronomy
http://www.agriview.com/articles/2010/02/25/crop_news/crops11.txt

EPDs have crucial role when picking a ram
Agri-View 2/25/10
Quoted: Dave Thomas, animal science
http://www.agriview.com/articles/2010/02/25/livestock_news/livestock01.txt

Combs stresses planting newer grass varieties
Agri-View 2/25/10
Quoted: David Combs, dairy science
http://www.agriview.com/articles/2010/02/25/crop_news/crops06.txt

Grass can benefit confinement dairies feeding high corn silage diets
Agri-View 2/25/10
Mentioned: David Combs, dairy science
http://www.agriview.com/articles/2010/02/25/crop_news/crops04.txt

Economical diets for finishing lambs in drylot and on pasture
Agri-View 2/25/10
Mentioned: Dave Thomas, animal science
http://www.agriview.com/articles/2010/02/25/livestock_news/livestock_roundup/livestockroundup01.txt

Arlington Sheep Day March 13
Agri-View 2/25/10
Mentioned: Dave Thomas, animal science
http://www.agriview.com/articles/2010/02/25/livestock_news/livestock_roundup/livestockroundup02.txt

Annual meeting: Wisconsin Chapter, Soil and Water Conservation Society
Agri-View 2/25/10
Mentioned: Richard Cates, soil science
http://www.agriview.com/articles/2010/02/25/crop_news/crop_connection/cropconnect06.txt

Stored grain at higher risk this year
Wisconsin Agriculturalist 2/25/10
Quoted: Brian Holmes, biological systems engineering
Mentioned: Cheryl Skjolaas, biological systems engineering
http://www.wisconsinagriculturist.com/story.aspx/stored/grain/at/higher/risk/this/year/9/35761

Of Interest

Making UW-Madison a food-allergy-friendly campus
The Cap Times 2/20/10
http://host.madison.com/ct/news/local/education/university/article_4c420bd4-1e24-11df-aa2f-001cc4c03286.html

How the Inbred Lab Mouse Helps Reprogram the Human Genome
Wired Magazine 2/22/10
http://www.wired.com/magazine/2010/02/ff_lab_mouse/

Red Menace: Stop the Ug99 Fungus Before Its Spores Bring Starvation
Wired Magazine 2/22/10
http://www.wired.com/magazine/2010/02/ff_ug99_fungus/

Chemists create biofuel from plant waste
CBC news 2/25/10
http://www.cbc.ca/technology/story/2010/02/25/tech-energy-biofuel.html

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