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

PDPW Business Conference great opportunity
World Dairy Dairy 2/22/10
Mentioned: Kevin Bernhardt, UW-Extension and Center for Dairy Profitability

Midwest Dairy Challenge a success
World Dairy Diary 2/23/10
Mentioned: Katherine Harmelink

Wisconsin Dairy Sheep School set March 6-10
Wisconsin Agriculturalist 2/23/10
Mentioned: Spooner Agricultural Research Station

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

UW Study suggests recession hurting Wis. organic farming
The Daily Cardinal 2/24/10
Mentioned: UW-Madison Center for Integrated Agricultural Systems

UW-Oshkosh to be 1st in nation to use energy from food
The Badger Herald 2/24/10
Mentioned: UW-Madison College of Agriculture

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

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

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

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

Morgridge Institute announces leadership team, research areas
UW School of Medicine and Public Health News and Events
Mentioned: Paul Ahlquist, plant pathology

Grazing benefits include less soil erosion, more songbirds
Agri-View 2/25/10
Mentioned: Janet Hedtcke, agronomy

Drying progress of corn standing in the field over winter
Agri-View 2/25/10
Mentioned: Joe Lauer, agronomy

EPDs have crucial role when picking a ram
Agri-View 2/25/10
Quoted: Dave Thomas, animal science

Combs stresses planting newer grass varieties
Agri-View 2/25/10
Quoted: David Combs, dairy science

Grass can benefit confinement dairies feeding high corn silage diets
Agri-View 2/25/10
Mentioned: David Combs, dairy science

Economical diets for finishing lambs in drylot and on pasture
Agri-View 2/25/10
Mentioned: Dave Thomas, animal science

Arlington Sheep Day March 13
Agri-View 2/25/10
Mentioned: Dave Thomas, animal science

Annual meeting: Wisconsin Chapter, Soil and Water Conservation Society
Agri-View 2/25/10
Mentioned: Richard Cates, soil science

Stored grain at higher risk this year
Wisconsin Agriculturalist 2/25/10
Quoted: Brian Holmes, biological systems engineering
Mentioned: Cheryl Skjolaas, biological systems engineering

Of Interest

Making UW-Madison a food-allergy-friendly campus
The Cap Times 2/20/10

How the Inbred Lab Mouse Helps Reprogram the Human Genome
Wired Magazine 2/22/10

Red Menace: Stop the Ug99 Fungus Before Its Spores Bring Starvation
Wired Magazine 2/22/10

Chemists create biofuel from plant waste
CBC news 2/25/10