CALS faculty and staff recently participated in two brainstorming sessions focused on the Dairy Innovation Hub. These sessions were an opportunity to discuss plans and priorities for how the $4M in funding coming to CALS will be invested in the coming years.
If you were not able to attend a session—or if you were and thought of an additional idea later—please take a moment to submit your ideas via this survey. The survey will close on Tuesday, December 17.
Ideas from the brainstorming sessions will be combined with survey responses to help inform priorities for faculty hiring in the first biennium of the Hub. All decisions will be vetted by the Dairy Innovation Hub Leadership Committee, Advisory Council and UW–Madison Steering Committee.
Broadly, the funding approved by the Joint Finance Committee will support research personnel (faculty, postdocs and graduate students), equipment, farms and labs in four areas related to dairy that each span many academic disciplines:
- Stewarding land and water resources
- Enriching human health and nutrition
- Ensuring animal health and welfare
- Growing farm businesses and communities