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ARS research is organized into National Programs. Within each National Program are research projects. Listed below are  the National Programs and research projects currently conducted at this location.

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Food Animal Production (NP #101)
Developing Strategies to Improve Dairy Cow Performance and Nutrient Use Efficiency with Nutrition, Genetics, and Microbiology
(In-House Appropriated)
Developing Sustainable Forage and Cover Crop Systems for Dairy Farms
(In-House Appropriated)
Forage and Feed Characteristics on Performance, Feed Efficiency, Environmental Impact, and Farm Nutrient Cycling of Dairy Production Systems
(In-House Appropriated)
Identifying and Developing Strategies to Enhance Sustainability and Efficiency in Dairy Forage Production Systems
(In-House Appropriated)
Managing Nutrients and Assessing Pathogen Emission Risks for Sustainable Dairy Production Systems
(In-House Appropriated)
Assembly and Annotation of Rumen Protist Genomes to Determine their Metabolic Contribution and Environmental Presence
(Cooperative Agreement)
Targeted Depletion of Cattle Host Transcripts for High-resolution, Metatranscriptomics Analysis of Tissue-embedded Microbial Communities
(Cooperative Agreement)
International Grassland Congress and NIRS Consortium Conference
(Grant)
Action Area No. 2 (AA2) – Greenhouse Gas Research Network – Initial Equipment Needs (Madison, WI)
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Assembly and Annotation of Rumen Protist Genomes to Determine Their Metabolic Contribution and Environmental Presence
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Enteric Methane Monitoring - Midwest Area Madison WI
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Modeling and Synthesis for the Pasture Ecological Vulnerability Index
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Using Metatranscriptomics to Investigate the Liver and Blood Microbiome in the Young Calf and Mid-lactation Cows with Feed-induced Acidosis
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
A Collaborative Environmental Microbiology Lab to Support Research Objectives of the USDA-ARS EIDMRU and USGS Upper Midwest Water Science Center
(Non-Funded Cooperative Agreement)
Climate Resilient Intensification Strategies for Forage Production with Small Grains and Millets
(Non-Funded Cooperative Agreement)
Diversifying Ecosystem Services in Dairy Forage Systems
(Non-Funded Cooperative Agreement)
Evaluation the potential of the silvopastoral cattle production system to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the Peruvian tropics.
(Non-Funded Cooperative Agreement)
Measuring and Monitoring Environmental Variables that Impact Agroecosystem Resilience
(Non-Funded Cooperative Agreement)
Sampling for Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome Virus in Groundwater Near Commercial Swine Farms
(Non-Funded Cooperative Agreement)
Silvopasture Research and Demonstration at the US Dairy Forage Research Center
(Non-Funded Cooperative Agreement)
Standardization Set Rescan on Near-infrared Spectroscopy
(Non-Funded Cooperative Agreement)
Using Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) and Satellite Remote Sensing Data to Evaluate Forage Yield and Quality
(Non-Funded Cooperative Agreement)
Utilizing the University of Wisconsin Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee
(Non-Funded Cooperative Agreement)
Breeding Alfalfa for Intercropping with Intermediate Wheatgrass: Towards Perennial Grain-Forage Systems
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Catalyzing a Billion Dollar Cover Crop Seed Industry - Madison
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Developing a Collaborative Epicenter for Automated Milking System Research
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Enabling Tools for Microbiome-based Trait Selection in Dairy Cows
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Expanding Efforts in Cover Crop Cultivar Development: Focusing on Weed Suppression, Winter Survival, and Seed Production
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Fostering Resilience and Ecosystem Services in Landscapes by Integrating Diverse Perennial Circular Systems
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Identification and Culture of Californian Marine Macroalgae Capable of Reducing Greenhouse Gas Production from Ruminant Livestock
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Improving Legume Cover Crops for Organic Farmers
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Integrating Genomic, Nutritional, and Microbial Strategies to Mitigate Enteric Methane Emissions From Dairy Cattle
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Managing Alfalfa for Climate Smart Agriculture (DFRU)
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Advancing Hmong Farmers in Soil Health Practices through Outreach and Education
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Bringing Interseeding of Alfalfa into Corn to the Farm through On-Farm Research, Demonstration, and Outreach
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Comparisons of Grass-Based and Alfalfa/Corn Silage Forage Systems for Dairy Cows in Central Wisconsin
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Comprehensive Soil Health: Conservation & Remediation Practices for Urban Agriculture
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Enhancing On-Farm Demonstration and Outreach Efforts for Alfalfa and Dual Purpose Cover Cropping Systems
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Evaluating Alfalfa Bred for Intercropping in a Corn Alfalfa Intercropping System
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Evaluating Genotype by Environment Interactions in Intermediate Wheatgrass for Forage and Grain Production in Dairy Forage Systems
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Evaluating, Educating, and Communicating the Value of Cover Crop in WI Crop Rotations, for Enhanced Productivity, Water, and Soil Quality Protection
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Expanding Regional Grainshed Asset Mapping and Resource Development
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Financial Health Workshop Series for BIPOC Farmers and Landowners
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Forage and Fiber Utilization in Dairy Cow Diets
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Kentucky Alfalfa Nutrient Survey: Understanding the Role of Soil Fertility
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Machinery Traffic Impacts on the Alfalfa-Corn Intercropping System
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Measuring Field-scale Changes in Soil Ecosystem Services and Crop Production with the Integration of Conservation Practices in Dairy Forage Systems
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Native American Soil Health Collaborative: Strengthening Soil Health Efforts among Indigenous Communities
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Oregon Alfalfa Nutrient Survey
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Outreach and Promotion of Regenerative Grazing Practices to Support Soil Health and Economic Resilience
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Precision Interseeding of Cover Crops Using Autonomous Robotic Technology
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Quantifying Soil Resources and Carbon Stocks at the UW Marshfield Agricultural Research Station (MARS)
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Researching and Developing Cover Cropping in Midwestern Agricultural Systems
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Soil Health Collaborative: Evaluating the Social, Economic, Policy, and Biophysical Drivers and Barriers to Greater Use of Soil Health Practices
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Soil Health Collaborative: Evaluating the Social, Economic, Policy, and Biophysical Drivers and Barriers to Greater Use of Soil Health Practices
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Soil Health Collaborative: Nutrient and Pest Management Program Outreach
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Statistical Design and Methods
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Strategic Integration of Perennials in Annual Crop Production Systems
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Supporting Soil Health Practices through Study of Labor Management on Midwest Diversified Farms
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Using Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) and Satellite Remote Sensing Data to Evaluate Forage Yield and Quality
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Utility of Mechanical Processing to Decouple Alfalfa Yield from Digestibility
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Wisconsin Alfalfa Nutrient Survey
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Soil and Air (NP #212)
Identifying and Developing Strategies to Enhance Sustainability and Efficiency in Dairy Forage Production Systems
(In-House Appropriated)
Managing Nutrients and Assessing Pathogen Emission Risks for Sustainable Dairy Production Systems
(In-House Appropriated)
International Grassland Congress and NIRS Consortium Conference
(Grant)
A Collaborative Environmental Microbiology Lab to Support Research Objectives of the USDA-ARS EIDMRU and USGS Upper Midwest Water Science Center
(Non-Funded Cooperative Agreement)
Sampling for Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome Virus in Groundwater Near Commercial Swine Farms
(Non-Funded Cooperative Agreement)
Standardization Set Rescan on Near-infrared Spectroscopy
(Non-Funded Cooperative Agreement)
Improving Legume Cover Crops for Organic Farmers
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Comparisons of Grass-Based and Alfalfa/Corn Silage Forage Systems for Dairy Cows in Central Wisconsin
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Quantifying Soil Resources and Carbon Stocks at the UW Marshfield Agricultural Research Station (MARS)
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Statistical Design and Methods
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Grass, Forage, and Rangeland Agroecosystems (NP #215)
Developing Sustainable Forage and Cover Crop Systems for Dairy Farms
(In-House Appropriated)
Identifying and Developing Strategies to Enhance Sustainability and Efficiency in Dairy Forage Production Systems
(In-House Appropriated)
Innovative Forage and Pasture Management Strategies for Dairy Agroecosystems
(In-House Appropriated)
International Grassland Congress and NIRS Consortium Conference
(Grant)
Modeling and Synthesis for the Pasture Ecological Vulnerability Index
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Climate Resilient Intensification Strategies for Forage Production with Small Grains and Millets
(Non-Funded Cooperative Agreement)
Diversifying Ecosystem Services in Dairy Forage Systems
(Non-Funded Cooperative Agreement)
Evaluating Pasture Systems in the Upper Midwest
(Non-Funded Cooperative Agreement)
Evaluation the potential of the silvopastoral cattle production system to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the Peruvian tropics.
(Non-Funded Cooperative Agreement)
Measuring and Monitoring Environmental Variables that Impact Agroecosystem Resilience
(Non-Funded Cooperative Agreement)
Silvopasture Research and Demonstration at the US Dairy Forage Research Center
(Non-Funded Cooperative Agreement)
Standardization Set Rescan on Near-infrared Spectroscopy
(Non-Funded Cooperative Agreement)
Using Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) and Satellite Remote Sensing Data to Evaluate Forage Yield and Quality
(Non-Funded Cooperative Agreement)
Breeding Alfalfa for Intercropping with Intermediate Wheatgrass: Towards Perennial Grain-Forage Systems
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Catalyzing a Billion Dollar Cover Crop Seed Industry - Madison
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Expanding Efforts in Cover Crop Cultivar Development: Focusing on Weed Suppression, Winter Survival, and Seed Production
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Fostering Resilience and Ecosystem Services in Landscapes by Integrating Diverse Perennial Circular Systems
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Improving Legume Cover Crops for Organic Farmers
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Managing Alfalfa for Climate Smart Agriculture (DFRU)
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Advancing Hmong Farmers in Soil Health Practices through Outreach and Education
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Bringing Interseeding of Alfalfa into Corn to the Farm through On-Farm Research, Demonstration, and Outreach
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Comprehensive Soil Health: Conservation & Remediation Practices for Urban Agriculture
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Effects of Rotation Length on Animal Performance, Pasture Productivity, Weed Encroachment, and Delivery of Ecosystem Services of Grazing Systems
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Enhancing On-Farm Demonstration and Outreach Efforts for Alfalfa and Dual Purpose Cover Cropping Systems
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Evaluating Genotype by Environment Interactions in Intermediate Wheatgrass for Forage and Grain Production in Dairy Forage Systems
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Evaluating, Educating, and Communicating the Value of Cover Crop in WI Crop Rotations, for Enhanced Productivity, Water, and Soil Quality Protection
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Expanding Regional Grainshed Asset Mapping and Resource Development
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Financial Health Workshop Series for BIPOC Farmers and Landowners
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Innovative Forage Management Strategies in Central Wisconsin
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Kentucky Alfalfa Nutrient Survey: Understanding the Role of Soil Fertility
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Machinery Traffic Impacts on the Alfalfa-Corn Intercropping System
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Measuring Field-scale Changes in Soil Ecosystem Services and Crop Production with the Integration of Conservation Practices in Dairy Forage Systems
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Native American Soil Health Collaborative: Strengthening Soil Health Efforts among Indigenous Communities
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Oregon Alfalfa Nutrient Survey
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Outreach and Promotion of Regenerative Grazing Practices to Support Soil Health and Economic Resilience
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Precision Interseeding of Cover Crops Using Autonomous Robotic Technology
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Researching and Developing Cover Cropping in Midwestern Agricultural Systems
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Soil Health Collaborative: Evaluating the Social, Economic, Policy, and Biophysical Drivers and Barriers to Greater Use of Soil Health Practices
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Soil Health Collaborative: Evaluating the Social, Economic, Policy, and Biophysical Drivers and Barriers to Greater Use of Soil Health Practices
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Strategic Integration of Perennials in Annual Crop Production Systems
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Supporting Soil Health Practices through Study of Labor Management on Midwest Diversified Farms
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
The Crop and Soil Module of the Ruminant Farm Systems (RuFaS) Model
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Using Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) and Satellite Remote Sensing Data to Evaluate Forage Yield and Quality
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Wisconsin Alfalfa Nutrient Survey
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Sustainable Agricultural Systems Research (NP #216)
Managing Nutrients and Assessing Pathogen Emission Risks for Sustainable Dairy Production Systems
(In-House Appropriated)
A Collaborative Environmental Microbiology Lab to Support Research Objectives of the USDA-ARS EIDMRU and USGS Upper Midwest Water Science Center
(Non-Funded Cooperative Agreement)
Sampling for Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome Virus in Groundwater Near Commercial Swine Farms
(Non-Funded Cooperative Agreement)
Comparisons of Grass-Based and Alfalfa/Corn Silage Forage Systems for Dairy Cows in Central Wisconsin
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Quantifying Soil Resources and Carbon Stocks at the UW Marshfield Agricultural Research Station (MARS)
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Statistical Design and Methods
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)