The Impact of Gifts - College Of Agricultural And Life Sciences

Everywhere you look on the UW-Madison campus there are examples of private support in action. Student scholarships, faculty, buildings and countless other examples.

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A field of cereal rye is roll-crimped, an organic weed-suppression method.

Organically Grown at UW

It’s no secret that Wisconsin is a national leader in organic agriculture. The state boasts the second-highest number of organic farms in the U.S. and ranks third in total organic acres. Perhaps less understood is that UW has long been a quiet powerhouse in organic research, extension, and education; and this year, a dedicated group of faculty and staff are doing everything they can to remove “quiet” from that description.

A wild bee on an apple blossom.

WiBee mobile app seeks to assess, bolster Wisconsin’s wild bees

On a warm summer day in Wisconsin, bees across the state are hard at work collecting pollen and nectar for their livelihoods. Hopping from flower to flower in crop fields, prairie parcels and woodlands, some of these beneficial insects are under surprisingly close scrutiny. Around the state, growers, gardeners, researchers and others—with cell phones in hand—are using a mobile app to track the bees they observe and their flower visitations.