CALS in the News for the Week of February 6-10

In the News

Metabolic “breathalyzer” reveals early signs of disease
UW News 2/6/2012
Quoted: Fariba Assadi-Porter, Biochemistry

New type of breathalyzer could detect disease, UW researcher says
The Capital Times 2/8/2012
Mentioned: Fariba Assadi-Porter, Biochemistry

UW crane researcher urges caution
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel 2/8/2012
Mentioned: Mark Berres, Animal Sciences

Experts say species could thrive with wolf, crane hunts
Wisconsin State Journal 2/7/2012
Quoted: Scott Craven, Forest & Wildlife Ecology emeritus

New era begins at UW-Madison when VandenBosch assumes new dean position
Wisconsin State Farmer 2/9/2012
Quoted: Kathryn “Kate” VandenBosch, incoming dean and director, CALS
Quoted: Heidi Zoerb, External Relations
Quoted: Bill Tracy, interim dean and director, CALS

Wisconsin guard unit returns for sneak peak at Afghanistan deployment
Agri-View 2/9/2012
Mentioned: CALS-trained National Guard Agribusiness Development unit

Tracy: Lack of state funding threatens rural student enrollment at UW-Madison
The Country Today 2/8/2012
Author: Bill Tracy, interim dean and director, CALS

Succession planning like approaching a porcupine
Agri-View 2/9/2012
Quoted: Joy Kirkpatrick, Center for Dairy Profitability

Tricky issues: how big is big enough for a transfer, and what about the kids not involved in the farm?
Agri-View 2/9/2012
Quoted: Joy Kirkpatrick, Center for Dairy Profitability

Growers cited for yields, efficiency during Corn/Soy EXPO
Agri-View 2/9/2012
Quoted: Joe Lauer, Agronomy

Class III prices slip on strong U.S. milk production
The Country Today 2/10/2012
Quoted: Bob Cropp, Agricultural & Applied Economics

Coffeen joins Agri-View as Dairy/Livestock Editor
Agri-View 2/9/12
Mentioned: Peggy (Dierickx) Coffeen, BS’06 Agricultural Journalism

Polk, Dane and Barron County 4-H teams top State Dairy Quiz Bowl Contest
Agri-View 2/9/2012
Quoted: Beth Heinze, Dairy Science
Mentioned: Department of Dairy Science, Badger Dairy Club

Beat the heat–in February! Workshop offered
Agri-View 2/9/2012
Mentioned: David Kammel, Biological Systems Engineering

Raising Quality Dairy Heifers meeting scheduled
Agri-View 2/9/2012
Mentioned: David Combs, Dairy Science

Midwest Dairy and Beef Husbandry Conference scheduled for March
Agri-View 2/9/2012
Mentioned: Amy Radunz, Animal Sciences

Of Interest

America’s Farmers Plan Biggest U.S. Crop Boost Since 1984, Led by Corn
Bloomberg BusinessWeek 2/10/2012

Agriculture Department raises crop exports outlook
The Wall Street Journal 2/9/2012

Biologists worry about fate of endangered toad
Sheyboygan Press 2/10/2012

White House and Universities Pledge Greater Efforts to Retain Science Students
Chronicle of Higher Education 2/7/2012