CALS in the News for the week of March 23 – 29

March 29, 2024

In the News

What are the fastest growing counties in Wisconsin? Here’s what census data shows
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 3/26/24
Quoted: David Egan-Robertson, Community and Environmental Sociology
Mentioned: Applied Population Laboratory

Family of Wisconsin sheep shearers reflects on novel role in Midwest farming
Wisconsin Public Radio, 3/27/24
Quoted: Todd Taylor, Animal and Dairy Sciences
Quoted: Jerome Huber, Alumnus, Farm and Industry Short Course

Report your backyard rainfall and it could become part of the climate record. Here’s how.
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 3/26/24
Mentioned: Wisconet

How has this unusually warm winter impacted local bird populations?
WXPR-FM, 3/27/24
Quoted: David Drake, Forest and Wildlife Ecology

“Mooving Cows” video game offers continued learning
WFRV-TV, 3/22/24
Interviewed: Jennifer Van Os, Animal and Dairy Sciences
Mentioned: Dairy Innovation Hub

As winters warm, Wisconsin fruit growers brace for the worst
The Capital Times, 3/27/24
Quoted: Amaya Atucha, Plant and Agroecosystem Sciences
Quoted: Deirdre Birmingham, Alumna, Continuing and Vocational Education

‘Explosion in ticks’: Doctors, EPA warn of climate change’s impact on health in Wisconsin
WKOW, 3/28/24
Quoted: Susan Paskewitz, Entomology

UW-Madison to benefit from passage of federal spending bills
WKOW, 3/26/24
Mentioned: Wisconsin Rural Partnerships Institute

A Look At HARS Potato Harvest – One Row At A Time
Potato Grower, 3/27/24
Interviewed: Paul Sytsma, Hancock Agricultural Research Station
Mentioned: Francisco Arriaga, Soil Science

Center for Dairy Research Hosts 100th Collegiate Dairy Products Evaluation Contest; Brandon Prochaska Details
DeliMarket News, 3/27/24
Quoted: Brandon Prochaska, Center for Dairy Research

Editorial: Wisconsin Master Cheesemakers an elite group
Wisconsin Agriculturist, 3/27/24
Mentioned: Pam Hodgson, Alumna, Animal and Dairy Sciences
Mentioned: Center for Dairy Research

Editorial: AI is a game-changing technology that could change the world of agriculture
Wisconsin State Farmer, 3/27/24
Authored by: John Shutske, Biological Systems Engineering

Of Interest

Bird flu threat looms for cattle, but ‘many questions yet to answer’
Iowa Capital Dispatch via, 3/28/24

CALS in the News is a weekly selection of media stories quoting or mentioning CALS faculty, staff, students, alumni, research and programs. Other stories of interest to the UW–Madison community and those in the fields of agriculture and the life sciences are also included. This list is produced by CALS External Relations. Read more about our mission and methodology for curating this list.