CALS faculty play role in Community-University Partnership Awards

The Field to Foodbank program received a Community-University Partnership Award at a ceremony at Olin House on Wednesday, June 12. Field to Foodbank is a collaboration between CALS horticulture professor Jed Colqhoun, Second Harvest Foodbank of Southern Wisconsin and the state’s vegetable growers and processors. Also receiving partnership awards are the International Crane Foundation with help from Janet Silbernagel in landscape architecture, and the Southwest Madison Community Organizers (SWMCO) wth help from Randy Stoecker in community and environmental sociology.

The Community-University Partnership Awards are sponsored by UW-Madison’s Office of Community Relations and Community Partnerships and Outreach (CPO) Staff Network, with support from the Office of the Chancellor and the Morgridge Center for Public Service. They recognize the work of UW-Madison faculty, staff and students, along with community partners as they address pressing public issues in Madison and the surrounding region. In thanking these community partners, the awards highlight exemplary partnerships that get to the heart of the Wisconsin Idea: community members and UW-Madison personnel working collaboratively to transform the campus and community for the public good. A full list of this year’s recipients is available here.