From campus greenhouses to the market to the farm field, we’re answering pressing questions with world-class research

Our first organic content was produced in 1992, and we’ve been steadilly working to increase the size and impact of our research programs ever since. Every year brings a different constellation of particular projects led by any number of PI’s, so our aim isn’t to provide an exhaustive list of everything happening at UW, instead it’s to give you a general idea of the kinds of work we do with some specific examples. For a list of all publications to result from our research projects, head over to our resources section.

Research Projects and Programs

Everything that takes place in our labs or greenhouses or on research stations can be found here. Many of these project will incorporate an element of on-farm research but not all.

UW Organic Collaborative Graduate Student Grants

The UW Organic Collaborative puts out a call for research proposals every two years that fund UW–Madison graduate students working on projects addressing organic agriculture production and practices. The first cohort of five graduate students will be supported to conduct sponsored research and education starting in fall 2021. Note that the next call for proposals will be announced in 2022.


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