MADISON — University of Wisconsin Athletics and its multimedia rights holder Learfield’s Badger Sports Properties are pleased to announce that September 9 will mark the 5th Annual “Celebrate Agriculture” game as the Badgers host the Florida Atlantic Owls at Camp Randall Stadium.
Game day festivities will highlight Wisconsin agriculture and its deep connections to the University of Wisconsin. Agriculture will be everywhere throughout the game, including promotions, special graphics and fun agriculture facts. Commemorative game day posters will be distributed on a first come, first served basis.
“There is so much to celebrate about Wisconsin’s $88 billion agricultural industry, which encompasses dairy, livestock, field crops, fruit and vegetables—and so much more,” says Kate VandenBosch, Dean of the UW-Madison College of Agricultural and Life Sciences. “We are pleased to join UW Athletics in this celebration event and proud of our collaborative partnerships with the state’s agricultural producers and processors to develop science-based information to support this diverse industry.”
This year’s “Celebrate Agriculture” sponsors are Dairyland Seed, Cleary Building Corporation, Culver’s and Case IH.
ADDITIONAL STATEWIDE AGRICULTURE FACTS
- Wisconsin is home to more than 9,000 dairy farms, more than any other state, and 1.28 million cows.
- Wisconsin cheesemakers make a quarter of the nation’s cheese, producing 3.2 billion pounds in 2016.
- Wisconsin is one of the top states in the production of major processing vegetables. Wisconsin ranks first in the nation in snap beans for processing and third in the nation in potato production.
- Wisconsin ranks first in cranberry production, producing more than 60 percent of the nation’s cranberry crop.
UW-MADISON CALS FACTS
- The College of Agricultural and Life Sciences has more than 40,000 living alumni, including 6,000+ graduates of our Farm and Industry Short Course program for agricultural professionals.
- CALS operates 11 agricultural research stations across the state, allowing research on a wide range of soil types, cropping systems and animal operations.
- CALS ranks 6th worldwide among colleges of agriculture and forestry.
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