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Collaborations

The U.S. Dairy Forage Research Center has a long and productive history of collaborative research involving stakeholders.


Current collaborators and projects:

ADVOCATES FOR URBAN AGRICULTURE, CHICAGO
  • Comprehensive Soil Health: Conservation & Remediation Practices for Urban Agriculture
  • AMERICAN FORAGE & GRASSLAND COUNCIL INC, BEREA, KY
  • International Grassland Congress and NIRS Consortium Conference
  • CORNELL UNIVERSITY, ITHACA, NY
  • Ruminant Farm Systems (RuFaS) model: A Next-Generation, Whole-farm, Dairy Systems Model to Support Sustainable Productivity and Environmental Health
  • The Crop and Soil Module of the Ruminant Farm Systems (RuFaS) Model
  • Breeding Alfalfa for Intercropping with Intermediate Wheatgrass: Towards Perennial Grain-Forage Systems
  • CROATAN INSTITUTE, DURHAM
  • Financial Health Workshop Series for BIPOC Farmers and Landowners
  • FAIRSHARE CSA COALITION INC, MADISON
  • Supporting Soil Health Practices through Study of Labor Management on Midwest Diversified Farms
  • GLOBAL PHILANTHROPY PARTNERSHIP, CHICAGO
  • Expanding Regional Grainshed Asset Mapping and Resource Development
  • GROUNDSWELL CONSERVANCY INC, MADISON
  • Advancing Hmong Farmers in Soil Health Practices through Outreach and Education
  • JUMPCODE GENOMICS INC, SAN DIEGO
  • Targeted Depletion of Cattle Host Transcripts for High-resolution, Metatranscriptomics Analysis of Tissue-embedded Microbial Communities
  • MARSHFIELD CLINIC, MARSHFIELD, WI
  • Statistical Design and Methods
  • MICHAEL FIELDS AGRICULTURAL INSTITUTE, INC., EAST TROY, WI
  • Evaluating, Educating, and Communicating the Value of Cover Crop in WI Crop Rotations, for Enhanced Productivity, Water, and Soil Quality Protection
  • Soil Health Collaborative: Evaluating the Social, Economic, Policy, and Biophysical Drivers and Barriers to Greater Use of Soil Health Practices
  • Climate Resilient Intensification Strategies for Forage Production with Small Grains and Millets
  • NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF FOOD AND AGRICULTURE, WASHINGTON DC, DC
  • Assembly and Annotation of Rumen Protist Genomes to Determine Their Metabolic Contribution and Environmental Presence
  • NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF FOOD AND AGRICULTURE, U, KANSAS CITY
  • Using Metatranscriptomics to Investigate the Liver and Blood Microbiome in the Young Calf and Mid-lactation Cows with Feed-induced Acidosis
  • NIRS FORAGE AND FEED TESTING CONSORTIUM, BEREA, WI
  • Standardization Set Rescan on Near-infrared Spectroscopy
  • NORTH DAKOTA GRAZING LANDS COALITION, BISMARCK
  • Outreach and Promotion of Regenerative Grazing Practices to Support Soil Health and Economic Resilience
  • OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY, CORVALLIS, OR
  • Oregon Alfalfa Nutrient Survey
  • REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA, MINNEAPOLIS, MN
  • Evaluating Genotype by Environment Interactions in Intermediate Wheatgrass for Forage and Grain Production in Dairy Forage Systems
  • ROWBOT SYSTEMS LLC, MINNEAPOLIS
  • Precision Interseeding of Cover Crops Using Autonomous Robotic Technology
  • SAVANNA INSTITUTE, MADISON
  • Silvopasture Research and Demonstration at the US Dairy Forage Research Center
  • UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA, GAINESVILLE, FL
  • Evaluating Pasture Systems in the Upper Midwest
  • UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKY RESEARCH FOUNDATION, T, LEXINGTON, KY
  • Kentucky Alfalfa Nutrient Survey: Understanding the Role of Soil Fertility
  • UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN SYSTEM, PLATTEVILLE, WI
  • Developing a Collaborative Epicenter for Automated Milking System Research
  • Integrating Genomic, Nutritional, and Microbial Strategies to Mitigate Enteric Methane Emissions From Dairy Cattle
  • Fostering Resilience and Ecosystem Services in Landscapes by Integrating Diverse Perennial Circular Systems
  • Effects of Rotation Length on Animal Performance, Pasture Productivity, Weed Encroachment, and Delivery of Ecosystem Services of Grazing Systems
  • Soil Health Collaborative: Evaluating the Social, Economic, Policy, and Biophysical Drivers and Barriers to Greater Use of Soil Health Practices
  • Strategic Integration of Perennials in Annual Crop Production Systems
  • Using Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) and Satellite Remote Sensing Data to Evaluate Forage Yield and Quality
  • Utility of Mechanical Processing to Decouple Alfalfa Yield from Digestibility
  • Evaluating Alfalfa Bred for Intercropping in a Corn Alfalfa Intercropping System
  • Forage and Fiber Utilization in Dairy Cow Diets
  • Measuring and Monitoring Environmental Variables that Impact Agroecosystem Resilience
  • Machinery Traffic Impacts on the Alfalfa-Corn Intercropping System
  • Assembly and Annotation of Rumen Protist Genomes to Determine their Metabolic Contribution and Environmental Presence
  • Quantifying Soil Resources and Carbon Stocks at the UW Marshfield Agricultural Research Station (MARS)
  • Evaluation the potential of the silvopastoral cattle production system to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the Peruvian tropics.
  • Measuring Field-scale Changes in Soil Ecosystem Services and Crop Production with the Integration of Conservation Practices in Dairy Forage Systems
  • Bringing Interseeding of Alfalfa into Corn to the Farm through On-Farm Research, Demonstration, and Outreach
  • Comparisons of Grass-Based and Alfalfa/Corn Silage Forage Systems for Dairy Cows in Central Wisconsin
  • Using Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) and Satellite Remote Sensing Data to Evaluate Forage Yield and Quality
  • Enhancing On-Farm Demonstration and Outreach Efforts for Alfalfa and Dual Purpose Cover Cropping Systems
  • Wisconsin Alfalfa Nutrient Survey
  • Diversifying Ecosystem Services in Dairy Forage Systems
  • Soil Health Collaborative: Nutrient and Pest Management Program Outreach
  • Researching and Developing Cover Cropping in Midwestern Agricultural Systems
  • Utilizing the University of Wisconsin Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee
  • Enabling Tools for Microbiome-based Trait Selection in Dairy Cows
  • USGS UPPER MIDWEST WATER SCIENCE CENTER, Madison
  • A Collaborative Environmental Microbiology Lab to Support Research Objectives of the USDA-ARS EIDMRU and USGS Upper Midwest Water Science Center
  • WISCONSIN TRIBAL CONSERVATION ADVISORY COUNCI, ONEIDA
  • Native American Soil Health Collaborative: Strengthening Soil Health Efforts among Indigenous Communities