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Department of Dairy Science Digest

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

Dairy Science, Animal Science merger

Dr. Kent Weigel, Department Chair and Professor in Breeding and Genetics, gives an update on the dairy science, animal science department merger conversation. 

Dr. Dave Dickson Memorial Golf Classic

Interested in golf and supporting the Dairy Science Department? Sign up to participate or sponsor the departments biggest fundraiser for student scholarships, and high impact learning experiences such as student travel, student hands-on learning laboratories and undergraduate research. Click here to read more.

Alumni Spotlight - Rob Rippchen

Studying dairy science can lead to great careers—including some that don’t involve cows or milk, read about alumni, Rob Rippchen and his journey after graduating with a Bachelors of Science in dairy science in '95.

Dairy Science Spring Visit Day - Friday, April 5

If you know a high school student who is interested in attending UW-Madison and are involved in the dairy industry, invite them to the spring dairy science visit day, Friday, April 5th. Follow the following links for more information, the schedule and to register.

Marshfield ARS named National Dairy Quality Award platinum winner

Marshfield Agricultural Research Station was among six dairy operations to be named 2018 National Dairy Quality Award platinum winners by the National Mastitis Council. Click here to read more.

Michiel Wattiaux named interim director of CIAS

Michel Wattiaux, professor of dairy science, has been named interim director of the Center for Integrated Agricultural Systems (CIAS), effective March 1, 2019. Click here to read more. 

Alumni Spotlight - Laura Daniels

Laura Daniels — a '97 graduate in dairy science and agricultural and life sciences communications — has given this growing group a voice and a way to succeed on a personal and professional level that’s unique in the field. Chick here to read more.

Midwest Regional Dairy Challenge 


The Midwest Regional Dairy Challenge competition was held February 13-15, in Freeport, IL. UW-Madison had eight participants: Riley Miller (Orfordville, Wis.), Zach Lensmire (Cleveland, Wis.), Tyler Vander Wettering (Greenleaf, Wis.), Rachel Gerbitz (Milton, Wis.), Nicole Pralle (Humbird, Wis.), Danielle Warmka (Fox Lake, Wis.), Zach Endres (Waunakee, Wis.) and Emily Hutterer (Manitowoc, Wis.). From UW-Madison, Tyler Vander Wettering who was on a winning team. To view the results for all teams, visit the Dairy Challenge website. The National Dairy Challenge Competiton will be held March 28-30, 2019, in Tifton, GA.
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