U of WI Madison Department of Dairy Science Digest

U of WI Madison Department of Dairy Science Digest

Catch up on Spring 2019 news from the department and upcoming events!

Department Updates from Dr. Kent Weigel

U of WI Madison Department of Dairy Science Digest
Dr. Kent Weigel

Dr. Kent Weigel, Department Chair and Professor in Breeding and Genetics, gives an update on the Dr. Dave Dickson Memorial Golf Classic, Dairy Innovation Hub, new facility hire, recently funded USDA grants and the dairy science-animal science merger conversation.

Last call for the Dave Dickson Memorial Golf Classic

Two foursomes are still available for the department’s Dave Dickson Memorial Golf Classic scheduled for Wednesday, May 15 at the award-winning University Ridge Golf Course in Verona. The open spots will be filled on a first-come, first served basis. Click here to register to play or if you or your company would like to be a hole sponsor.

Joao Dorea joins Department of Dairy Science

“Research by Joao Dorea, a new assistant professor in the University of Wisconsin-Madison dairy science department, is laying the groundwork for this and other technologies that gather and analyze data and pinpoint patterns that can help farmers make better decisions.” Click here to read more about Dorea.

WALSAA names Outstanding Sophomores

For the first time, five sophomore students studying dairy science have been named Wisconsin Agricultural and Life Sciences Alumni Association (WALSAA) Outstanding Sophomores. Read more about each individual and what this award means to them.

Dairy Challenge Earns Second Place

University of Wisconsin–Madison Department of Dairy Science earned second place honors at the National North American Intercollegiate Dairy Challenge Contest, which was held March 28-30 in Tifton, Georgia. Read more about the team and their experience in Georgia.

Four-State Dairy Nutrition Conference

Plan now to attend the Four-State Dairy Nutrition Conference June 12-13 in Dubuque, Iowa. This conference is a collaborative effort of Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, University of Illinois Extension, University of Minnesota Extension and University of Wisconsin-Extension. For more information, visit their website.

New summer program helped Vandertie get a ‘QuickStart’

Dairy science freshman, Austin Vandertie “QuickStart provided him the opportunity to earn two credits before the official start of the fall semester” Read more to find out about QuickStart and Austin’s experience.


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