UW–Madison Agricultural Research Station Field Days For 2023 Season

Published online: Jun 26, 2023 Articles
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Summer is field day season at the UW–Madison CALS Agricultural Research Stations. Over the course of the growing season, the stations will host more than a dozen public events to share research updates and educational information with agricultural professionals, home gardeners and others.

And this summer is special, as it marks 175 years since the founding of the University of Wisconsin. UW–Madison has embarked on a year-long anniversary celebration (175.wisc.edu), and, in honor of this important occasion, CALS field days will recognize our past achievements in addition to our current and future innovations.

For instance, in the late 1990s, UW–Madison researchers joined the Wisconsin Potato and Vegetable Growers Association and the World Wildlife Fund on a collaborative project to grow potatoes in an environmentally sensitive way. This partnership resulted in the Healthy Grown brand of potatoes. In this undated photo, Deana Sexson, a field coordinator for the project with the UW–Madison Department of Horticulture, holds a bag of Healthy Grown potatoes.

Events are free unless otherwise noted.

Stations will make a reasonable effort to provide accommodations for field day participants with disabilities when notified in advance. To request a disability accommodation, please contact 
ars_accommodation@cals.wisc.edu or call (608) 846-3750 ext. 3 at least 10 days in advance of the event. Efforts will be made to meet same-day requests to the extent possible.

UW Potato Research Field Day – Hancock
July 13 - 1 p.m.-4:30 p.m.
Hancock Agricultural Research Station, N3909 County Road V, Hancock, WI
This field day features updates for the state’s potato industry on variety trials; disease, insect and weed management field experiments; and crop storage research. Following this year’s field day, a celebration will be held to honor the 75th anniversary of the Wisconsin Potato and Vegetable Growers Association (WPVGA). The event will bring together WPVGA Hall of Fame members and past presidents, alongside UW–Madison emeritus professors, to recognize their collaborative research efforts to improve potato growing in Wisconsin’s Central Sands region. A free BBQ dinner and refreshments will be provided, sponsored by the WPVGA Associate Division.

For more information, contact hancock@cals.wisc.edu.