CALS supports #MaskUpUW: Physical distancing in the field

Horticulture professor Irwin Goldman (center) and members of his lab pose for a photo in a beet field in Hartland, Wisconsin. Photo provided by Goldman.

Members of the CALS community continue to impress us with their dedication to embracing public health safety measures. Today we are featuring photos shared by three labs that display excellent physical distancing at various field research sites. Our thanks go out to Irwin Goldman in the horticulture department, and Natalia de Leon and Bill Tracy in the agronomy department, for providing these great photos.

Now it’s YOUR turn!

We are asking members of the CALS community to please share images of themselves and/or their colleagues engaged in good public health behaviors, such as wearing face masks and doing proper physical distancing. This CALS effort is part of a broader campus-wide #MaskUpUW campaign.

There are two ways to submit your photos. You can email them to Or if you’d rather share them via Twitter, just be sure to mention @UWMadisonCALS so we don’t miss your tweet.

Submissions will be added to the “CALS supports #MaskUpUW” Flickr album and will be considered for sharing via the eCALS newsletter and through CALS social media accounts. We appreciate your participation and look forward to seeing your #MaskUpUW photos!

The “Field Corn Breeding & Genetics Pollinating Crew” utilize proper physical distancing as they form the letter “W.”  Photo taken by Dustin Eilert, shared courtesy of Natalia de Leon.
Incoming agroecology graduate students were welcomed into the program during a masked and physically-distanced picnic and field day event at West Madison Agricultural Research Station. Photo provided by Bill Tracy.