Bringing University Research To The People Of Wisconsin
Tue, 21 May 2013
Applications are now available to Wisconsin youth who are interested in attending the National 4-H Dairy Conference in Madison, WI from September 29 to October 2. Each year approximately 200 delegates from across the USA and Canada attend this conference which coincides with World Dairy Expo. Participants learn about dairy production, dairy food processing, marketing and use of dairy products, and develop a broader understanding of careers available in the dairy industry. The conference consists of participatory workshops on the University of Wisconsin - Madison campus, speakers, tours, visiting the World Dairy Expo, and is a great opportunity to network with current and future dairy industry leaders.
Mon, 20 May 2013
The Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) Readiness Initiative is returning to Wisconsin with a pair of workshops on CRP topics. The Wisconsin workshops are part of the CRP Readiness Initiative, a nationwide effort to train conservation professionals and independent consultants to provide the planning, implementation, and management services associated with the Conservation Reserve Program.
Fri, 17 May 2013
Matt Ruark talks about research aimed at reducing the carbon footprint for dairy.
Thu, 16 May 2013
With reports of significant alfalfa stand damage due to winterkill after a year of drought and tight forage inventories, farmers may need to consider alternative crops to provide much needed forage earlier in the season. Alfalfa, oat, and pea seeds may already be in short supply. Dan Undersander, University of Wisconsin-Extension forage agronomist at UW-Madison, provides information on alternative crops that may offer options for dairy farmers in need of forages.
Wed, 15 May 2013
Experts generally recommend that babies be given whole milk when they stop drinking breast milk or formula after their first birthday, and then switch to fat-free or low-fat milk after their second birthday. But a new study from the Archives of Diseases of Childhood shows that toddlers who drank low-fat (1%) or non-fat (skim) milk tended to gain more weight over a two-year period than toddlers who drank whole (full-fat) milk.