Innovation drives food business – Audio

Paul Mitchell, Extension Agricultural Economist Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics UW-Madison College of Agricultural and Life Sciences pdmitchell@wisc.edu (608) 265-6514, (608) 263-3964 NOTE: Third in a series for 2017 Wisconsin Agricultural Outlook Forum Jan. 19 2017 OUTLOOK FORUM REGISTRATION …

Dairy year in review – Audio

Mark Stephenson, Extension Dairy Policy Analyst Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics UW-Madison College of Agricultural and Life Sciences mwstephenson@wisc.edu Phone (608) 890-3755 NOTE: Second in a series for 2017 Wisconsin Agricultural Outlook Forum Jan. 19 2017 OUTLOOK FORUM REGISTRATION …

Blue Sky Science: How long does it take a GMO product to grow?

How long does it take a GMO product to grow? In this episode of Blue Sky Science, Joe Lauer, a professor of agronomy and Extension corn agronomist, answers that question posed by eight-year-old Jackson Newhouse. Blue Sky Science is a collaboration of the Wisconsin State …

Annual Wisconsin Agricultural Outlook Forum – Jan. 19

Terms such as “treading water” and “getting by” and “eating equity” are being used by agricultural economists to sum up 2016. When those same economists look forward to 2017 for agriculture, the terms are more hopeful such as, “2017 is …

From space to the field: Farmers test new technology to better predict crop yields

Images captured from satellites orbiting 440 miles above the Earth tell a powerful, richly detailed story about crop yields—revealing the lushness or deficits of fields with surprising precision. With the help of about 100 farmers so far as part of …

OGRAIN organic grain production and marketing workshop offered in January

With strong demand and premium prices for organic grain, opportunities abound in this growing industry. A weekend workshop offered by the Organic Grain Resources and Information Network (OGRAIN) and the Farm and Industry Short Course (FISC) at UW-Madison will help …

Aronia Berry Benefits – Audio

Bradley Bolling, Assistant Professor Department of Food Science UW-Madison College of Agricultural and Life Sciences bwbolling@wisc.edu (608) 890-0212 Total Time – 3:01 0:15 – Aronia Project 0:30 – Berry Facts 1:03 – Research targets 1:55 – Health Claims 2:40 – …

The Seed to Kitchen Initiative

The Seed to Kitchen Initiative from the Department of Horticulture brings together chefs, farmers and plant breeders to promote vegetable variety characteristics important to local food systems, such as flavor, fresh-market quality and agronomic performance on smaller-scale farms. In this …

Annual Wisconsin Agricultural Outlook Forum Jan. 19

The financial health of Wisconsin’s farms and agricultural business and emerging issues and opportunities are topics for the upcoming Wisconsin Agricultural Outlook Forum on Thursday, Jan. 19 on the UW-Madison campus. The event is sponsored by UW-Madison, UW-Extension and features …

Seed to Kitchen Initiative creates more than a culinary connection

The Seed to Kitchen Initiative from the Department of Horticulture at UW-Madison brings together chefs, farmers and plant breeders to promote vegetable variety characteristics important to local food systems, such as flavor, fresh-market quality and agronomic performance on smaller-scale farms. …