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soils team

UW-Platteville hosts regional soils contest, qualifies for national soils competition

UW-Platteville recently hosted the Region 3 Collegiate Soils Contest in Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin, where the team qualified for the national contest and several students placed in the top 10 in the individual competition. Read more...

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Students honor alumni’s legacy in the dairy industry

For 36 years, UW-Platteville students have hosted the Pioneer Dairy Classic. This year's event has a special meaning, as the students honor the legacy of two alumni who had a tremendous impact in the dairy industry. Read more...

Tera Montgomery

Pioneer Spotlight: Dr. Tera Montgomery

Dr. Tera Montgomery, associate professor of animal science, was instrumental in the creation of the university’s dairy science major, which first launched in fall 2016. As program coordinator, she is constantly seeking ways to bring even more value to the program. Read more...

farm research

Farming of the future: Researchers explore sustainability and improved production

With the help of a recent USDA grant, a team of UW-Platteville researchers–in collaboration with both local and global partners–are exploring best practices for sustainable agriculture. Read more...

prairie work

Students improve campus prairies

UW-Platteville's campus prairies play an important role in maintaining a healthy ecosystem. They also—as a group of students recently learned—offer a living laboratory right in their backyard. Read more...

Peter Lammers working with students at Pioneer Farm

Pioneer Spotlight: Dr. Peter Lammers

Growing up on a farm in Adams, Minnesota is where Dr. Peter Lammers first found his interest in animal science. Read more about Lammers, assistant professor of animal science, in this week's Pioneer Spotlight. Read more...

Michael Campbell

Student studies boosting plant defenses

Michael Campbell, a participant in UW-Platteville's summer undergraduate scholars program, is exploring how to release volatile organic compounds over time to improve a plant's defense system. Read more...

Tomatoes in the greenhouse

Students, faculty explore urban farming to provide food for campus

Experimenting with different methods, students and faculty are growing around 100 tomato plants on the Glenview Commons terrace—one of several modern agriculture projects the School of Agriculture is exploring. Read more...

Team USA-1

Brumm takes top honors at international soils competition

Recent UW-Platteville graduate Daniel Brumm took top honors competing with Team USA at the International Soil Judging Competition in Brazil. Read more...

Muthu Venkatashwaran

Venkateshwaran selected for Underkofler Award

Dr. Muthu Venkateshwaran, assistant professor of crop physiology and molecular biology in the School of Agriculture, was named one of three recipients across the UW System of the 2018 Alliant Energy Underkofler Excellence in Teaching Award. Read more...