Recent Events

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

Wed, 09/12/2012 (All day)

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

Tue, 07/17/2012 12:00pm
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.

Heating the Midwest Conference

Wed, 04/25/2012 (All day) - Fri, 04/27/2012 (All day)
Eau Claire, WI

“Building the Vision.” Join leaders in biomass? thermal renewable energy? to discuss and formulate strategies for expanding the use of biomass in the Midwest. For more info:

Southwest Wisconsin Land Management Workshop

Sat, 03/03/2012 08:30am - 12:30pm

Sponsored by SW Badger RC & D, Military Ridge Prairie Heritage Area Partnership, and the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. Topics include “Bioenergy Opportunities”, “Prescribed Fires” & “Grassland Birds” See:

Sustainable Bioenergy in Wisconsin: farm-level feasibility

Thu, 02/16/2012 04:00pm - 05:15pm
Room 1106 Mechanical Engineering Building, UW-Madison

A SAGE Weston Roundtable Lecture by Dr. Carol Barford, UW-Madison Research Scientist and SAGE Interim Director. For more Information:

Registration now open: 2011 Wisconsin Bioenergy Summit

Thu, 10/06/2011 (All day)
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.

UW Agronomy and Soils Field Day

Wed, 08/31/2011 (All day)
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.

America’s Grasslands: Status, Threats, and Opportunities

Mon, 08/15/2011 (All day) - Wed, 08/17/2011 (All day)
Sheraton Sioux Falls Hotel and Conference Center, SD

The National Wildlife Federation and South Dakota State University are hosting a new and exciting conference around grasslands? conservation. The America’s Grasslands: Status, Threats, and Opportunities conference will be held August 15-17th in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Presentations and posters will cover numerous topics including:

· Status of North American grassland ecosystems and grassland-dependent wildlife

· Climate change and grasslands

· Threats to North American grasslands

· Energy development and grasslands

· Grasslands and greenhouse gas mitigation

· Grasslands in federal policy

For more info: , or email Aviva Glaser,

Sustainable Bioenergy in Wisconsin: How Could It Work?

Wed, 07/13/2011 07:00pm - 08:15pm
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:

Wisconsin Bio Industry Alliance – Bio Power Meeting

Wed, 06/08/2011 10:30am - 12:00pm
Whyte Hirschboeck Dudek 33 East Main Street Suite 300 Madison, WI 53703

The Bio Power Coalition of the Wisconsin Bio Industry Alliance will meet at 10:30 a.m. and conclude at 12:00 p.m. on Wednesday, June 8, 2011. We will hear from Gary Radloff, Director Midwest Energy Policy, with Wisconsin Bioenergy Initiative and Joe Kramer, Senior Project Manager, with Energy Center of Wisconsin. We hope you will be able to attend.

Please contact Jason Rae at 414-344-1733 or via e-mail at to RSVP or for questions.

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:


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

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Researchers from University of Wisconsin and the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources visit a grassland bird study site in southwestern Wisconsin. Photo by AERG.