CALS in the News for the Week of May 16-22

In The News:

UW-Madison Economists Debate Condition of Wisconsin’s Economy
Wisconsin Public Radio 5/20/15
Quoted: Steven Deller, Agricultural and Applied Economics

History repeats itself with UW bashing
Wisconsin State Journal 5/16/15
Author: Thomas J. Straka, alumnus, Forestry

Tenure allows faculty to be risk-takers
Wisconsin State Journal 5/17/15
Author: Andrew Bent, Plant Pathology

Wisconsin dairy industry booming despite record-low farm count – Video
WDJT Milwaukee 5/15/15
Quoted: Daphne Holterman, alumna, Life Sciences Communication
Mentioned: Lloyd Holterman, alumnus, Dairy Science

Wisconsin Center for Dairy Research turns trash into treasure
Wisconsin Agriculturalist 5/21/15
Quoted: Dean Sommer, UW-Madison Center for Dairy Research
Quoted: Karen Smith, UW-Madison Center for Dairy Research

UW-Madison Collegiate Farm Bureau Elects Officers
Wisconsin Ag Connection 5/21/15
Mentioned: UW-Madison Collegiate Farm Bureau

Ride to Farm seeks cyclists, pledges for UW beginning farmer school
Wisconsin Agriculturalist 5/19/15
Quoted: Dick Cates, Wisconsin School for Beginning Dairy and Livestock Farmers
Mentioned: Louise Hemstead, alumna, Meat and Animal Science
Mentioned: Center for Integrated Agricultural Systems
Mentioned: Farm and Industry Short Course

Giant ragweed potentially giant problem
Agri-View 5/20/15
Mentioned: Arlington Agricultural Research Station

Partnership supports Midwest’s dairy pastures
Dairy Heard Management 5/20/15
Quoted: Erin Silva, Plant Pathology

Teyanna Loether chosen as 68th Alice in Dairyland
Wisconsin Agriculturalist 5/18/15
Quoted: Teyanna Loether, alumna, Animal Sciences
Mentioned: Zoey Brooks, alumna, Animal Sciences

What a year, Wisconsin!
The Country Today 5/18/15
Author: Zoey Brooks, alumna, Animal Sciences

Just ask Alice in Dairyland
Agri-View 5/20/15
Quoted: Teyanna Loether, alumna, Animal Sciences

New ‘Innovation Square’ to Debut at Farm Tech Days
Wisconsin Ag Connection 5/19/15
Mentioned: Department of Biological Systems Engineering

Rethinking dairy heifer reproductive management
Wisconsin Agriculturalist 5/22/15
Mentioned: Victor Cabrera, Dairy Science
Mentioned: Pat Hoffman, Dairy Science
Mentioned: Marshfield Agricultural Research Station

Speakers stress need to focus on climate change
Green Bay Press-Gazette 5/18/15
Mentioned: Molly Jahn, Genetics

OSHA continues inspecting Wisconsin farms
The Country Today 5/18/15
Mentioned: Cheryl Skjolaas, Biological Systems Engineering

Tradition meets technology at rural Clarks Mills dairy
HTR News Manitowoc 5/15/15
Mentioned: Farm and Industry Short Course

UW-Madison honors Parrish with teaching award
Agri-View 5/15/15
Quoted: Dan Schaefer, Animal Sciences
Quoted: John Parrish, Animal Sciences

June Dairy Month Breakfast on June 4
Green Bay Press-Gazette 5/22/15
Mentioned: Kim Bremmer, alumna, Life Sciences Communication and Dairy Science

Bug season starts off strong – Video
Madison Channel 3000 TV 5/21/15
Quoted: PJ Liesch, Entomology

2015 Tick and mosquito outlook – Audio
CALS News 5/22/15
Quoted: PJ Liesch, Entomology

UW Budget:

‘This hurts’
Isthmus 5/21/15
Quoted: Kathryn VandenBosch, Dean and Director

Proposed Cuts For UW Extension – Video
WFRV TV Green Bay 5/18/15
Quoted: John Shutske, CALS Associate Dean

On Campus: UW fraud hotline goes live; UW-Madison to lay off 70
Wisconsin State Journal 5/18/15
Mentioned: College of Agricultural and Life Sciences

Of Interest:

In Brazil, cattle industry begins to help fight deforestation
Science Insider 5/15/15

Roots in Wisconsin: Racine Case IH plant has 173-year history in state
The Country Today 5/18/15

An Extraordinary Glimpse into the First 21 Days of a Bee’s Life in 60 Seconds
Colossal 5/20/15

Urban Farmers Say It’s Time They Got Their Own Research Farms
NPR 5/18/15

White House has a plan to save bees and other crop pollinators
LA Times 5/19/15

Got $725 Million? Buy The ‘World’s Most Expensive Estate’
Huffington Post 5/19/15