UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN River Falls

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Dairy Innovation Hub

Hub Activities

Equipment and Renovations

The FY24 Request for Proposals for Equipment and Renovation will be open for requests at a later date. Please check back in December for further details. 

Faculty Research Fellowships

Proposals for FY24 Faculty Research Fellowships will be open for requests at a later date. Please check back in December for further details. 

Project Title

Principal Investigator

Develop,emt of whey protein-lignin based film/coating materials for dairy food packaging applications

Youngmi Kim
Associate Professor of Agriculture Engineering Technology

Optimization of casein micelle nanoparticle formation using highpressure homogenization and processing aids 

Grace Lewis
Assistance Professor of Animal and Food Science

Characterizing the behavior and management of dairy cows and neonate calves shortly after birth

Kate Creutzinger
Assistance Professor of Animal and Food Science 

Jennifer Van Os
UW-Madison, Animal and Dairy Sciences

Characterizing the behavior and management of dairy cows and neonate calves shortly after birth

Kate Creutzinger
Assistant Professor of Animal and Food Science 

Jennifer Van Os
UW-Madison, Animal and Dairy Sciences

 

Project Title

Principal Investigators

Preliminary comparison of carcass composition, average daily gain, and feed efficiency of HolSim Cattle vs. Angus x Holstein Cattle

Arquimides Reyes,
Assistant Professor of Animal Science

Steve Kelm, Professor of Dairy Science

Updating Manure Excretion Values in SnapPlus for Better Nutrient Management Planning 

Joel Peterson
Professor of Agricultural Engineering Technology

Laura Ward Good Senior Scientist, SnapPlus, UW - Madison 

Understanding the Impact of Dairy Farm Changes on Social Capital in Rural Wisconsin 

Christopher Holtkamp Assistant Professor of Plant and Earth Science

Evaluation of effectiveness and pain behaviors between two caustic paste brands when disbudding calves. 

Sylvia Kehoe
Professor of Dairy Science

Kate Creutzinger
Assistant Professor of Animal and Food Science 

 

Project Title

Principal Investigators

Analysis and Publication of Dairy Cow Research Data

Larry Baumann, Professor of Animal Science & DVM

Steve Kelm, Professor of Dairy Science

Improving the Health and Welfare of Dairy Calves

Sylvia Kehoe, Professor of Dairy Science

UWRF Mann Valley Farm Bovine Compost Research Expansion

Patrick Woolcock, Assistant Professor of Agricultural Engineering

Natasha Rayne, Assistant Professor of Soil Science

Youngmi Kim, Assistant Professor of Agricultural Engineering

Kelly Wilhelm, Assistant Professor of Soil Science

Calf Management Practices, Animal Welfare and the Social Sustainability of the Dairy Industry

Albert Boaitey, Assistant Professor of Agricultural Economics

Sylvia Kehoe, Professor of Dairy Science

Seeking Solutions to Groundwater Contamination in Agricultural Communities: Strategic Study of Factors Influencing Contaminated Transport from the Land Surface into Aquifers

Jill Coleman Wasik, Associate Professor of Environmental Science

Novel Dairy Cropping Systems to Enhance Economic and Environmental Resilience of Wisconsin Dairy Farms

Veronica Justen, Associate Professor of Crop Science

 

Events

The 2022 Dairy Innovation Hub Dairy Summit will be Hosted by UW-River Falls on November 16th, 2022. You can find more information at this link!