Two CALS-based projects are among 20 selected to receive Baldwin Wisconsin Idea Seed Project Grants funding this year.
The grants are one type of grant provided through the Ira and Ineva Reilly Baldwin Wisconsin Idea Endowment. Seed Projects often seek to explore or expand new dimensions of existing translational outreach, community-based and research and public engagement activities. Seed Projects are animated by innovative ideas and are shaped by the priorities, needs and interests of the communities they serve.
The CALS recipients are:
- Allen Centennial Garden’s Best. Fridays. Ever.
Benjamin Futa and Kaitlin McIntosh, CALS/Horticulture
The Garden’s 2018 Best. Friday. Ever. series (three events) embraces the Wisconsin Idea and celebrates the power of public gardens to tell the stories of our natural and cultural commonwealth — in this case, the stories of UW–Madison and the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences.
- Investigating Farm-level Factors and Life History Events that Affect Carcass Quality of Dairy Cows
Guilherme Rosa and Ligia Moreira, CALS/Animal Science
The overall objective of this project is to collect and analyze data from dairy farms in Wisconsin, tracking the life history of their cull cows in order to aid farmers with management and culling decisions to improve the quality of carcass and meat from cull dairy cows.
To learn more and read about the other recipients, visit the UW–Madison News website.