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CALS Issues Forum November 19 To Examine Future Research Agenda For AG And Life Sciences Research

The third CALS Issues Forum will look at future research directions for the UW-Madison”s College of Agricultural and Life Sciences, and options for funding needed research projects and programs. The audience is invited to participate in panel discussions on the future of research at CALS.

The two afternoon panel discussions will examine the College”s research agenda, and how it will be funded. The panels will include CALS and Extension faculty and administrators; William P. Browne, a political scientist from Central Michigan University; Randy Diamond, chief technical officer of Promega; Pam Selz-Pralle, owner-operator of Selz-Pralle Dairy of Humbird, Wis.; Tom Dawson, director of the Wisconsin Strategic Pesticide Information Project; John Hall, executive director of the Michael Fields Agricultural Institute at East Troy, and state Rep. Al Ott, chair of the Assembly Committee on Agriculture.

Morning sessions will review past CALS accomplishments and future challenges. The speakers will be Daryl Lund, a former CALS food scientist who is now Dean of College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Cornell University, and Tom Lyon, CEO of Cooperative Resources International of Shawano.

The forum will run from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 10 at the Monona Terrace Convention Center in Madison. A $10 registration fee covers lunch, break refreshments and materials. Please register by Nov. 4; call CALS Outreach Services, (608) 263-1672, or send a check for $10 to CALS Outreach Services, 620 Babcock Drive, Madison, WI 53706.