Opportunities

For events, grants, jobs, etc

U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, Leopold Wetland Management District, and UW-Madison collaborative Waterfowl Production Area harvest experiment for habitat management and bioenergy

Event Date: 
Wed, 09/12/2012 (All day)
location: 
UW-Madison

A project introduction for researchers, consultants and agency personnel interested in project goals, methods, outcomes & potential partnerships. Details TBA. Contact Carol Williams.

Community-Based Biofuel Energy Crops: From Farm to Fuel

Event Date: 
Tue, 07/17/2012 12:00pm
location: 
303 W Chapel Street, Dodgeville

Guest speaker to discuss economics of harvest, handling, transport and processing of prairie grass for biofuel? at the annual partnership meeting of SW Wisconsin conservation organizations. Public welcome. See more.

UW Agronomy and Soils Field Day

Event Date: 
Wed, 08/31/2011 (All day)
location: 
Arlington Agricultural Research Station

This year’s Field Day includes tours and exhibits of current crops and soil research including an afternoon special session on “Growing switchgrass? for biofuel?.” Learn more.

Registration now open: 2011 Wisconsin Bioenergy Summit

Event Date: 
Thu, 10/06/2011 (All day)
location: 
Monona Terrace, Madison

Registration is now open for the 2011 Wisconsin Bioenergy? Summit on Oct. 6, hosted by the Wisconsin Bioenergy Initiative at Monona Terrace in Madison. This annual keystone event of the Wisconsin Bioenergy Initiative is designed to educate the public, connect policymakers to science, create connections among researchers, industry and producers, and encourage engagement. Learn more and register here.

Sustainable Bioenergy in Wisconsin: How Could It Work?

Event Date: 
Wed, 07/13/2011 07:00pm - 08:15pm
location: 
Room 1111, Genetics-Biotechnology Center Building 425 Henry Mall, UW-Madison

Presentation by Gary Radloff and Carol Barford. Sponsored by the Wisconsin Alumni Association. Details: http://www.energy.wisc.edu/?p=4134.

Biomass Crop Assistance Program (BCAP) for FSA

The Biomass? Crop Assistance Program (BCAP) provides financial assistance to owners and operators of agricultural and non-industrial private forest land who wish to establish, produce, and deliver biomass feedstocks. USDA BCAP project proposals guidelines.

Deadline: 
Fri, 05/27/2011 (All day)

Agricultural grant-writing workshop, Michael Fields Agricultural Institute

Event Date: 
Fri, 04/15/2011 08:30am - 12:00pm
location: 
Michael Fields Agricultural Institute, W2493 County Rd. ES, East Troy, WI 53120

Michael Fields Agricultural Institute is hosting an agricultural grant-writing workshop. Fee/registration required. For more information: http://www.michaelfields.org/whole-farm-workshop-schedule.

The Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies, Fifth Annual Earth Day Conference

Event Date: 
Wed, 04/20/2011 (All day)
location: 
Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery/Union South, University of Wisconsin-Madison

The Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies, Fifth Annual Earth Day Conference, “Pursuing a more sustainable Wisconsin: innovation in buildings, energy and food systems”.

The conference will feature ideas, projects and progress in:

· Building construction and operation

· Alternative energy

· Community development

· Institutional food systems

· Clean technology

· Art and design

Fee. Registration deadline is April 15. For more info: http://www.nelson.wisc.edu/events/earth_day/2011/index.php

Lecture: "Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services: implications of future bioenergy cropping systems"

Event Date: 
Tue, 04/19/2011 12:00pm
location: 
Biotechnology Center Auditorium, Microbial Sciences, University of Wisconsin-Madison

“Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services?: implications of future bioenergy? cropping systems”, Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center Seminar Series. By Dr. Doug Landis, Kellogg Biological Station, Michigan State University. For more info: http://glbrc.org/2011seminar

Lecture: "A reflection on the evolution of estimating future U.S. ligno-cellulosic biomass feedstock"

Event Date: 
Thu, 04/14/2011 12:00pm
location: 
Room 6201 Microbial Sciences, University of Wisconsin-Madison

“A reflection on the evolution of estimating future U.S. ligno-cellulosic biomass? feedstock”, Great Lakes Bioenergy? Research Center Seminar Series. By Dr. Robin Graham, Oak Ridge National Laboratory. For more info: http://glbrc.org/2011seminar

Anerobic Digestion and Biogas

UW Extension have created seven modules focused on the use of anaerobic digestion technologies. Details of the process are introduced, as well as factors that influence start-up, operation and control of anaerobic digesters at different scales.

Contact Us:

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Carol Williams clwilliams4@wisc.edu
(608) 890-3858 (office)
(515) 520-7494 (mobile)
Department of Agronomy
1575 Linden Dr.
University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI 53706

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Grassland buffers protect Wisconsin’s waterways from excess nutrient runoff from agriculture. Photo: Anonymous.