Dairy Drama

Fall 2017

The $43 billion Wisconsin industry has benefited from a long tradition of UW support.

A Taste of Freedom

Winter 2016

From urban gardening to Southern black farmers who organized against oppression, UW assistant professor Monica White’s research reveals a missing chapter in the civil rights narrative.

Potato, Interrupted

Fall 2017

There’s more to genetically modified foods than what you hear in political debate. Just ask UW professor Jiming Jiang and his hardy — if unloved — potato.

Eat Your Vegetables

Fall 2016

Award-winning chef Tory Miller (right) is part of a new UW program that links breeders and growers with top Madison …

Horsepower vs. Hearing

Summer 2016

Tractor image, Shutterstock; all other images, IStock; photo illustration by Nancy Rinehart

Growing up on a dairy farm in …

Famous Fungus

Summer 2016

Big find: specimens George Washington Carver collected uncovered at the UW.

Let’s Eat Out

Fall 2017

We’re right at the dawn of space agriculture.

Wine Guide

Spring 2016

UW's first enologist is mixing science and business to make Wisconsin's wine — and its wine industry — more robust.

Irwin Goldman

Winter 2014

Irwin Goldman packages seeds for the Open Source Seed Initiative. Using envelopes such as the one below, OSSI sent material to 6,000 …

Melinda Myers MS’86: Turning Black Thumbs Green

Spring 2014

For Melinda Myers MS’86, there’s something special about helping people grow their first tomato.

Many Moos

Winter 2013

It's all in the family for the UW dairy herd


Winter 2013

The Young Coleoptera Collection brings the UW bunches of beetles.

Milk Matters

Winter 2013

Dairy is not "straw hats and bib overalls" at the UW. The flagship institution in America's Dairyland draws on a long history of lacto-research, modern technology, and big data to thrive in what has become a very scientific field.


Winter 2013

Brown Swiss are divas.

The Birth of Vitamin A

Fall 2013

With his accidental discovery of Vitamin A, UW professor Elmer McCollum kickstarted the field of modern nutrition.

They Don’t Teach This in Basic Training

Spring 2012

“Ag 101” training for the Wisconsin National Guard.

Six Degrees of [Curing] Bacon

Fall 2011

This new program teaches the art and science of working with meat.

Home-Field Advantage

Spring 2011

Despite the hurdles, campus dining facilities are incorporating locally grown foods.


Fall 2010

International students down on the farm for the first time.

Dissolving Borders

Fall 2010

Dairy Science 375: Evaluation of Dairy Agroecosystems in Wisconsin and Mexico