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Growing Wisconsin – Digital Magazine

Did you know? Wisconsin leads the nation in dairy goats, it’s home to 52,000 bee colonies, and cows outnumber people in some counties. We probably all know that Wisconsin is number one in the U.S. for cranberry and cheese production. … Continue reading

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Hunger, Obesity & the Food System

Ellen Gustafson, a food system change advocate and author of We the eaters: If we change dinner, we can change the world, will talk about “A New Understanding of Hunger, Obesity and the Food System” on Mon., Apr. 20 at … Continue reading

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UW-W History alumna’s article in Wisconsin Magazine of History

The Wisconsin Magazine of History‘s Winter 2014-2015 issue features the article “The farm at Ten Chimneys: A closer look at the home of Alfred Lunt and Lynn Fontanne” (pp.38-49), written by Erika Laabs, who received her bachelor’s degree in history … Continue reading

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Agriculture, a Robust Food-Economy & a Sustainable Society

Tom Philpott, will talk about “Back to the Future of Agriculture: Steps Toward a Robust Food-Economy and a Sustainable Society” at 7 p.m. on Monday, February 17, in the Irvin L. Young Auditorium. It’s the first Spring 2014 Contemporary Issues … Continue reading

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New Stuff Tuesday – July 9

Foodopoly: The Battle over Food & Farming in America by Wenonah Hauter HD9005 .H358 2012 New Arrivals, 2nd floor Driving south to my native land of Illinois, I passed by quite a few cornfields. Obviously, I could see the green … Continue reading

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Food in Literature

The Spring 2013 Fairhaven Lecture Series has the theme “Food for Thought” and will have us thinking about our relationships with food. Yes, we need food to sustain us, but it has cultural, environmental, economic, and political aspects. All lectures … Continue reading

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New Stuff Tuesday – October 2

Food and the City: Urban Agriculture and the New Food Revolution by Jennifer Cockrall-King S494.5 .U72 C63 New Arrivals, 2nd floor The focus of going local has been all the rage for several years now, and it seems like a … Continue reading

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New Stuff Tuesday – June 19

Corn Palaces & Butter Queens: A History of Crop Art & Dairy Sculpture by Pamela Simpson NA6750 .A2 U6 2012 New Arrivals, 2nd floor When I was younger, I had the [mis?]fortunate of taking a cross-country road trip with my … Continue reading

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New Stuff Tuesday – November 2

The World According to Monsanto: Pollution, Corruption and the Control of Our Food Supply: An Investigation into the World’s Most Controversial Company by Marie-Monique Robin HD9482 .U64 M6613 2010 New Book Island, 2nd floor There has been lots of debate … Continue reading

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Buy & Eat Local Food

Heard a lot about buying and eating locally-produced food? What’s the big deal?? Well, on Sunday (6/20/10) I saw a “Local Foods Movement” installment of Madison Channel 3‘s “For the Record” series. Olivia Parry, Director of Dane County Planning and … Continue reading

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