Welcome to Farm and Industry Short Course – Audio

Friday, March 3rd, 2017

Rumen nutrition lab instructed by Eric Ronk, dairy science, for the Farm and Industry Short Course (FISC). Photos by Sevie Kenyon, UW-Madison CALS

Welcome to Farm and Industry Short Course

Jessie Potterton, Director
Farm and Industry Short Course
UW-Madison College of Agricultural and Life Sciences
jessie.potterton@wisc.edu
(608) 263-3918, (608) 262-3127

3:06 – Total Time
0:14 – About Farm and Industry Short Course
0:41 – Short term, long on benefits
1:02 – Variety of classes
1:38 – New classes, more hands-on
2:18 – For more information
2:39 – Students from everywhere
2:56 – Lead out

TRANSCRIPT

Sevie Kenyon: Learning about Farm and Industry Short Course, we’re visiting today with Jessie Potterton, Director of Farm and Industry Short Course, University of Wisconsin-Madison in the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences, and I’m Sevie Kenyon. Jessie, introduce us to the Farm and Industry Short Course.

Jessie Potterton: The Farm and Industry Short Course program has been offered at UW-Madison for over 130 years and it is the first agricultural education program in the college of Ag and Life Sciences. It is a program that is offered from late fall to early spring, intended to help farmers, future farmers, agricultural enthusiasts learn more about the ag industry. Continue reading

A classroom in the woods – Audio

Friday, October 21st, 2016

A classroom in the woods

Scott Bowe, Superintendent
Kemp Natural Resources Station
UW-Madison College of Agricultural and Life Sciences
sbowe@wisc.edu
715-358-5667

2:58 – Total Time
0:15 – Kemp NRS research, teaching, outreach
1:05 – Community involvement
1:26 – A classroom in the woods
2:15 – More room, year around use
2:30 – Classroom for field work
2:47 – Lead out

TRANSCRIPT

Sevie Kenyon: A classroom in the woods, we’re visiting today with Scott Bowe superintendent, Kemp Natural Resource Station University of Wisconsin-Madison in the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences and I’m Sevie Kenyon. Scott, start out by telling us what is the Kemp Natural Resource Station.

Scott Bowe: Kemp station is located in Woodruff, Wisconsin right on Tomahawk lake. A wonderful setting for focusing on natural resource research. We look at everything from forestry research, wildlife research, and some aquatic research as well. Our station really has three components we have a teaching mission, an outreach mission, and a research mission. Of course, the teaching component fits well with our teaching that we do on campus and we can provide the field component here in the north woods. The outreach component is very important to show Wisconsin what we do, convey some of the research that we are working on and that is actually a very fun part of what we do up here and of course the research component this past year we had more than 80 different research projects going on, on station. So that is a really important part of what we do as well. Continue reading