CALS in the News for the Week of November 21-27

Leaf-cutter ants have rocky crystal armor, never before seen in insects
National Geographic via MSN, 11/25/20
Quoted: Cameron Currie, Bacteriology

Leaf-Cutter Ant First Insect Found With Biomineral Body Armor
Agence France-Presse via Courthouse News Service, 11/24/20
Quoted: Cameron Currie, Bacteriology

Grass fed: $10M initiative seeks to boost farmers, economy and environment with grazing
Wisconsin State Journal, 11/27/20
Quoted: Randy Jackson, Agronomy
Quoted: Laura Paine, Agronomy
Quoted: Claudio Gratton, Entomology
Mentioned: Center for Dairy Profitability

UW Researchers Lead USDA-Funded Project Encouraging Grassland Grazing
Spectrum News, 11/22/20
Quoted: Randy Jackson, Agronomy

Health Experts Ask People To Avoid In-Person Black Friday Shopping As Spread Of COVID-19 Remains High
Wisconsin Public Radio, 11/26/20
Quoted: Malia Jones, Community and Environmental Sociology
Mentioned: Applied Population Laboratory

Wisconsin Corn Growers Expected To Bring In Record Yields
Wisconsin Public Radio, 11/26/20
Quoted: Joe Lauer, Agronomy
Quoted: Shawn Conley, Agronomy

Nebraska alums receive Lifetime Achievement Award
Vegetable Growers News, 11/23/20
Mentioned: Warren Gabelman, Emeritus, Horticulture
Mentioned: Department of Horticulture
Mentioned: College of Agricultural and Life Sciences
Mentioned: Plant Breeding and Plant Genetics Program

Farmers: Here’s ideas for what you can do with that extra income this year
Wisconsin State Farmer, 11/23/20
Quoted: Paul Mitchell, Agricultural and Applied Economics
Mentioned: Renk Agribusiness Institute

Dairy Innovation Hub holds first Dairy Summit
Mid-West Farm Report, 11/26/20
Quoted: Heather White, Animal and Dairy Sciences
Quoted: Mitch Breunig, Alumnus, Animal and Dairy Sciences
Mentioned: Dairy Innovation Hub

Dairy Summit brings together farmers, researchers for dairy progress
Wisconsin State Farmer, 11/23/20
Quoted: Mitch Breunig, Alumnus, Animal and Dairy Sciences
Quoted: Shelly Mayer, Alumna, Life Sciences Communication
Mentioned: Dairy Innovation Hub

Coloring book inspires young science artists
Sun Prairie Star, 11/20/20
Quoted: Ahna Skop, Genetics
Mentioned: Elif Kurt, Alumna, Genetics
Mentioned: Caitlin Marks, Alumna, Genetics

Rural-bioeconomy prospects debated
Agri-View, 11/27/20
Quoted: Timothy Donohue, Bacteriology
Quoted: Steven Deller, Agricultural and Applied Economics

Of Interest

Farmers Are Warming Up To The Fight Against Climate Change
Wisconsin Public Radio, 11/20/20

Meatpacking plants tied to more COVID-19 cases than known before, new business outbreak data shows
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 11/25/20

A lot of relief’: UW-Madison international students see hope, reset in Biden administration
Wisconsin State Journal, 11/26/20