The 2015 Dairy Science Showcase will be held Nov. 3, 2015 at Dejope Hall
More information on the 2015 Showcase coming soon!
The Showcase, designed to highlight the department’s research, extension and instructional efforts, kicked off with a “State of CALS and UW Dairy Science” presentation, followed by talks by faculty members and graduate students on current research initiatives. Participants had the opportunity to meet with master’s and doctoral students during a research poster session and help honor undergraduate scholarship recipients during a brief awards ceremony.
Kent Weigel, professor and chair of the dairy science department, said the goal of the Showcase was to foster interactions between the department’s campus community and its alumni and industry stakeholders. “We want our alumni and stakeholders to meet our new staff, graduate students and undergrads,” he said. “We also want to recognize those who have helped support our programs by sponsoring research projects, funding scholarships and contributing in countless other ways.”
Findings from a $1 million U.S. Department of Agriculture project titled “An Integrated Approach to Improving Dairy Cow Fertility” was highlighted at the event. Several dairy science faculty have been involved in the collaborative project, which sought to assess the contributions of various management factors to dairy cow fertility. The researchers were also evaluating the economic impact of reproductive management strategies on overall farm sustainability under a variety of management scenarios.
As a steward of public trust and private investment, the UW-Madison dairy science program is committed to providing cutting-edge, science-based knowledge for the industry and unparalleled training to students interested in pursuing careers in the field. The department’s goal is to improve the quality of milk and the efficiency and profitability of its production around the world.
For Dairy Science Showcase sponsorship opportunities, contact:
Ted Halbach by e-mail at email@example.com or phone at (608) 219-5289.
Kent Weigel by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone at (608) 263-4321.