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Wisconsin Center for Dairy Research reaches $16 million fundraising goal

The Wisconsin Center for Dairy Research (CDR) has reached the target fundraising goal for its building project, the Campaign to Secure Wisconsin’s Dairy Future, which will rebuild and renew Babcock Hall and CDR.

In April 2012, CDR launched building campaign efforts at the International Cheese Technology Expo in Milwaukee, where Governor Scott Walker expressed his support for the dairy industry and this building project, which will be funded in part by the State of Wisconsin. Now, just eight months later, CDR has reached the targeted goal of $16 million dollars in pledges and is continuing to accept donations as the additional funds will be used to improve facilities and support programming.

The building project has been approved by the University of Wisconsin Board of Regents, but will still need to be approved as a part of the Governor’s Budget, which will be released in February.

For more information on the building campaign, please visit or contact Bekah Gillespie at 608.262.8015 or