Hub news

  • UW–Madison’s Dairy Cattle Center sparks interest in on-farm research

    Happy June Dairy Month! Across the state, Wisconsinites are celebrating the start of summer by enjoying a little more ice cream, cheese, milk, and other delicious dairy foods. I’ve been attending dairy breakfasts this month, and it’s great to see such strong community support. On June 9, the Buttles family from Stone-Front Farm hosted the…

  • UW–River Falls announces four faculty fellowships funded by state-sponsored Dairy Innovation Hub

    The University of Wisconsin–River Falls College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences (CAFES) recently awarded four faculty research fellowships to help increase dairy-related research capacity through the Dairy Innovation Hub initiative. The selected faculty members will tackle research projects in the Hub’s four priority areas; stewarding land and water resources; enriching human health and nutrition;…

  • Third annual Dairy Symposium showcases Dairy Innovation Hub’s most advanced research

    The Dairy Innovation Hub held its third annual Dairy Symposium on Wednesday, May 15, at the Memorial Union on the University of Wisconsin–Madison campus. During the day-long event, which drew over 200 attendees, scientists shared and discussed their Hub-funded work with researchers, students, campus colleagues, and others. Through poster sessions, keynote presentations, breakout discussions, and…

  • Grad student Kuan-Yu Chen prints sensors for real-time soil nitrate concentration monitoring

    Kuan-Yu Chen is a graduate student in the Department of Electrical Engineering at UW–Madison. Chen is working on a Hub-funded research project with soil science assistant professor Jingyi Huang and mechanical engineering assistant professor Joseph Andrews. Farmers are under increased pressure to reduce nitrate leaching to groundwater, but measurement of nitrate flux to groundwater is…

  • CALS postdoc Rachel Dietrich creates nutritious puffed snacks from dairy whey coproducts

    Rachel (Hutchinson) Dietrich is a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. She is working with Dr. Audrey Girard and Dr. Gulustan Ozturk, professors in the Department of Food Science, on research funded by the Dairy Innovation Hub. Their goal is to increase the value of underutilized dairy whey coproducts, including whey protein phospholipid concentrate (WPPC)…

  • Hub-funded grad student Jalyssa Beaudry analyzes the adoption of automatic milking systems across Wisconsin dairy farms

    Discover the transformative impact of Automated Milking Systems (AMS) on Wisconsin’s dairy farms in the latest study conducted by a team at the University of Wisconsin–Madison and UW–River Falls, including Hub-funded graduate student Jalyssa Beaudry. The survey of 2,000 farm owners reveals a growing trend: 8% already use AMS and an additional 18% are considering…