The UW–Madison College of Agricultural and Life Sciences (CALS) is celebrating completion of the new Meat Science and Animal Biologics Discovery (MSABD) building today, November 6. The celebration is entirely virtual and went live at at 12:00 p.m. The website features a pre-recorded video program, photos of the building, profiles of faculty and staff, and more. The celebration can also be found on social media using the hashtag #MeatOurNewBuilding.

Transcripts for the video program are available here: MSABD celebration video transcripts. The document includes text of the messages from:

  • Tony Evers, Wisconsin Governor
  • Randy Romanski, Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection Secretary-designee
  • Howard Marklein, Senator (District 17) and Chair of the Wisconsin Senate Committee on Agriculture, Revenue and Financial Institutions
  • Rebecca Blank, UW–Madison Chancellor
  • Kate VandenBosch, CALS Dean
  • Steven Ricke, MSABD Program Director

High-resolution photos of the interior and exterior of the building, MSABD personnel and campus leaders can be found at the links below:

The earlier media tip about this celebration (sent on October 28) includes a list of personnel available for interviews and can be found at:

The Meat Science and Animal Biologics Discovery program is part of the Department of Animal and Dairy Sciences. The building will serve as a home to develop meat industry leaders, discover new uses for animal components to enhance animal and human health, provide education, and improve the safety and nutritional quality of animal-based food products.