In this third and final episode on agrivoltaics, we dive into the agronomic research studying different types of cropping and grazing systems that may be compatible with solar arrays. We talk to Sarah Moser of Savion, a solar development company, and Eric Romich of Ohio State University about their collaboration “Between the Rows.” Then we […]
In Part II of our series on agrivoltaics, we discuss the UW-Madison Kegonsa Research Campus solar project. This project is a collaboration between UW-Madison and Alliant Energy to develop a small-scale solar and agrivoltaics project for research and education purposes on the university-owned Kegonsa Research Campus in Stoughton, WI, just south of the main campus. […]
Kicking off our series on agrivoltaics – the use of land for both agriculture and solar photovoltaic energy generation – is an interview with James McCall, Energy and Environment Analyst at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). James gives an overview of the InSPIRE project, which explores the environmental compatibility and mutual benefits of solar […]
A conversation with Anil and Smita, co-founders of the Very Mulberry brand and Habitera Farms, an 80-acre commercial mulberry farm in the Bay Area of California. Habitera Farms is the only large-scale commercial mulberry farm in the United States today. It opened for business this spring and operates primarily as a U-Pick farm. Resources Very […]
A conversation with Eliza Greenman, fruit explorer and Germplasm Specialist at the Savanna Institute, and Scott Brainard, Tree Crop Breeder at the Savanna Institute and post-doc at UW-Madison, about the history of mulberries and current research to develop improved varieties for agroforestry systems. Resources Savanna Institute Hog Tree Farm
Amaya Atucha, Associate Professor and Fruit Crop Specialist at UW-Madison, shares the latest research on day-neutral strawberries and table grapes at UW. This episode is the audio recording of a presentation Amaya gave during a winter webinar series. To watch the video recording, visit https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D5aIcZaR9qw. Resources For more information on growing fruit in Wisconsin, visit […]
Amaya Atucha, UW-Madison Associate Professor and Extension Fruit Crop Specialist, shares the latest research on day-neutral strawberries and table grapes at UW.
Co-hosted with Jacob Grace from the Savanna Institute, this episode features Paul Dietmann, Senior Lending Officer in the Emerging Markets Loan Program at Compeer Financial, who works with farmers marketing their products directly to consumers or in value-added agriculture. Resources Compeer Financial Savanna Institute
Keith Williams, Outreach Specialist at UW Madison and Research and Variety Testing Working Group Coordinator at Artisan Grain Collaborative, gives an overview of culinary grains in the Upper Midwest.
An interview with Eric Rygg, President of Silver Springs Foods and Huntsinger Farms, the largest grower and processor of horseradish in the world, based in Eau Claire, WI. Resources Silver Springs Foods
An interview with Ruth McCabe and Emery Davis, conservation agronomists at Heartland Co-op, an agricultural co-op based in Des Moines, Iowa with over 70 locations around Iowa. Emery also farms with his family in southeastern Iowa. Resources Heartland Co-op
An interview with three people in the vanguard of winter camelina commercialization efforts as an oilseed cash crop in the Upper Midwest. Colin Cureton is Director of Adoption and Scaling at the University of Minnesota’s Forever Green Initiative. Matthew Tentis is a 3rd generation farmer on White Barn Acres near Kellogg, Minnesota focused on raising […]