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A milk toast celebrates the new UW-Madison Integrated Dairy Facility

Leaders from the state”s dairy industry, state government and the college toasted the opening of the college”s new 500-cow dairy research facility at the Arlington Agricultural Research Station. Shown clinking — actually, tapping– their cartons of the state”s favorite beverage are (l to r): Al Ott, State Representative, 3rd Assembly District, Chair, Assembly Committee on Agriculture; Richard Straub, Director, CALS Agricultural Research Stations; CALS Dean Molly Jahn; Alan Fish, UW-Madison Associate Vice Chancellor, Facilities Planning and Management; John Pagel, Project Consultant, Owner, Pagel”s Ponderosa Dairy; Laurie Fischer, Executive Director, Wisconsin Dairy Business Association; Ric Grummer, Chair, UW-Madison Department of Dairy Science; Eugene Hahn, State Representative, 47th Assembly District.

The new facility provides UW dairy scientists the tools and space they need to address the issues and educational needs most relevant to Wisconsin”s dairy business community in the century ahead.