GREEN BAY, Wis. — A dairy group representing farmers and related businesses across Wisconsin today praised lawmakers on the state’s budget-writing committee for designating money for a Dairy Innovation Hub.
On Tuesday, the Joint Finance Committee earmarked $8.8 million for the University of Wisconsin System proposal, which would add researchers at the system’s three agricultural colleges –– in Madison, Platteville and River Falls. The research would focus on land and water use, human health and nutrition, animal health and welfare, and farm businesses and rural communities.
The following statement is from Tom Crave, president of the Dairy Business Association and a farmer and cheesemaker in south-central Wisconsin.
“We have been fortunate to be home to the world’s leading dairy research for decades through the University of Wisconsin System. These efforts were critically important in building America’s Dairyland. Today, farmers, processors and others need the same commitment to next-generation research to help them overcome increasingly complex challenges and find new innovative ways to move forward.