Wisconsin agricultural producers who lost property due to recent natural disasters may be eligible for U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) physical loss loans. The Farm Service Agency (FSA) offers these low-interest loans to agricultural producers in Buffalo, Calumet, Chippewa, Clark, Columbia, Dane, Dunn, Eau Claire, Jackson, Langlade, Lincoln, Manitowoc, Marathon, Marinette, Oconto, Oneida, Pepin, Pierce, Polk, Rusk, St.
With the snow receding, green vegetation is a welcome sight, but that green may warrant a closer look. For forest and woodlot owners, garlic mustard, Alliaria petiolate, is an early green in need of control before it takes control of the whole forest understory. With its historical roots in Europe, garlic mustard doesn't have any native natural controls here in the U.S. Given its real roots exuding the chemicals that alters the soil and discourages mycorrhizal fungi and native plants, this biennial can quickly become a monoculture.
The Global Programming Society (GPS) at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls is bringing diversity not only to UWRF but also to the River Falls community by hosting its annual International Bazaar Wednesday, April 17, beginning at 6 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. Experience different cuisines, languages, cultures, and much more in the Riverview Ballroom and Falcon's Nest in the University Center. International and domestic students will showcase their talents and traditional cultures from around the globe.
March 11 was a big day for Lil Ruf Rider. After the long ride from California, he walked off the trailer at his new home at the Campus Farm at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls and promptly had his first new experience. He stuck his nose in the deep snow, his eyes got big, and it was obvious that he did not quite know what to think.
The University of Wisconsin-River Falls is honored to have been selected as a venue for one of four biennial budget public hearings being held by the State Joint Finance Committee. The hearings to provide feedback on the proposed 2019-21 Wisconsin State Budget were publicly announced late last week and the campus is now preparing for what it hopes will be a strong community turnout. The hearing will be on Monday, April 15, from 10 a.m.to 5 p.m. in the Riverview Ballroom of the University Center.
Marina H. Onken, associate professor of management in the College of Business and Economics (CBE) at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls, has been named interim dean of the college. Onken began her new position April 1, succeeding Michael Fronmueller who, by mutual agreement, stepped down as dean and is transitioning to the faculty in the Management and Marketing Department.
Chippewa Valley Technical College students have swept the top two spots in a new nationwide design competition focused on the use of digital tools in industry. One group's design, a Kara Learning Robot that demonstrates how robotic mechanisms learn from each other placed first in the American Technical Education Association 3D Futures Competition. A second group's design of a robotic arm and gripper placed second in the competition. Both groups are enrolled in the Mechanical Design program at CVTC's River Falls campus.
The University of Wisconsin-River Falls History and Philosophy Department will host two free public lectures April 3-4 by Professor William Cronon as part of the Walker D. and Helen Bryant Wyman Visiting Professorship in History. Cronon's teaching and research focus on the environmental history, landscape history, and historical geography of North America. He is the Frederick Jackson Turner Professor of History, Geography, and Environmental Studies at UW-Madison, having served for more than a decade as a member of the Yale History Department.
Members of Pierce County Farm Bureau, along with more than 300 other farmers and agriculturists from across Wisconsin, attended Ag Day at the Capitol on Wednesday, March 20, in Madison.
The St. Croix Valley Foundation recently announced the recipients of its most recent competitive grant program. This fall, the organization awarded $33,940 to 14 schools in Wisconsin and Minnesota through its Music Education grants program.