WIS’18 Host Discusses Potato Oversupply

Andy Diercks, a fourth-generation farmer and part-owner of Coloma Farms, helps grow 800 acres of potatoes in Central Wisconsin, among other vegetables. In 2018, the Wisconsin Idea Seminar visited Coloma Farms and learned about the …

Seminar Collaborator Wins U.S. Dairy Sustainability Award

Rosy-Lane Holsteins, a 900-cow dairy farm in Watertown, is owned by UW alumni Lloyd and Daphne Holterman and their partners Tim Strobel and Jordan Matthews. They have hosted the Wisconsin Idea Seminar twice since 1993, …

WIS’15 Alumna Offers Book Weaving Tutorial Videos

Marianne Fairbanks, textile artist and assistant professor of Design Studies at UW-Madison’s School of Human Ecology, has been sharing her book weaving tutorial videos with not only her students but with the general public. What …

WIS’19 Collaborator Utilizes 3D Printers to Produce Medical Equipment

CREATE Portage County has converted its IDEA Center in Stevens Point, which the Wisconsin Idea Seminar visited in 2019, into a 3D printing facility in order to create high-need medical equipment for local healthcare organizations, …

Seminar Alumni Receive Distinguished Teaching Awards

Four Wisconsin Idea Seminar participants have received Distinguished Teaching Awards this year, an honor that recognizes their teaching and celebrates their hard work. William Brockliss, WIS’13, is an associate professor of classical and ancient near …

Seminar Collaborators Discuss the Future of Farming

Mitch Breunig, third-generation farmer at Mystic Valley Dairy in Sauk City, and Kent Weigel, livestock geneticist and chair of UW-Madison’s dairy science department, passionately explained some current struggles associated with dairy farming in a recent …

Seminar Collaborator Elected as Council Chair of Dairy Innovation Hub

Mitch Breunig, third-generation farmer and UW-Madison alumnus, was elected as chair of the Dairy Innovation Hub advisory council. In this new position, Breunig will work to assemble the council, set agendas, and provide guidance to the …

Seminar Alumni Show Art at 2020 Faculty Exhibition

Beginning on February 1 and extending until May 10, the Faculty Exhibition 2020 will be on display in the Pleasant T. Rowland Galleries and throughout the Chazen Art Museum. Wisconsin Idea Seminar participant Tomiko Jones …