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An aerial view of West Madison Agricultural Research Station taken on Oct. 5, 2011. In the foreground is Mineral Point Road. The photograph was made from a helicopter looking north. Photo by Jeff Miller/UW-Madison.

Senator Tammy Baldwin and Congressman Mark Pocan will visit the University of Wisconsin–Madison on Friday, April 15 to hear from university representatives about two initiatives that received congressionally directed funding in the Fiscal Year 2022 omnibus spending bill signed by President Biden on March 15, 2022.

The visit will begin at the West Madison Agriculture Research Station (ARS) where Chancellor Rebecca Blank and College of Agricultural and Life Sciences Dean Kate VandenBosch will discuss the new Plant Germplasm Research Facility to be built on the research station site. UW–Madison is home to one of the leading centers of plant breeding and genetics in the world and the new facility, which received $39.7 million in the spending plan, will support cutting-edge agricultural research and train the next generation of plant scientists.

Following the West Madison ARS, Senator Baldwin will visit with graduates of the UW Odyssey Project at the UW South Madison Partnership, as well as Odyssey director, Emily Auerbach. The Odyssey Project offers free, life-changing UW–Madison humanities classes for adult students facing economic barriers to college. The Odyssey Project received $500,000 in the omnibus bill.

WHAT: Senator Tammy Baldwin and Congressman Mark Pocan visit UW–Madison facilities

WHEN/WHERE: Friday, April 15, 2022

West Madison Agriculture Research Station
8502 Mineral Point Rd, Verona, WI 53593
Remarks begins at 9:00 AM

UW South Madison Partnership 
2238 S Park St, Madison, WI 53713
Remarks begins at 10:40

NOTE: Media are invited to attend both UW–Madison facility visits