Recent sightings: The Wisconsin Idea on tour

May 20, 2014

Forty UW-Madison faculty, academic staff and administrators are on a swing through the state known as the Wisconsin Idea Seminar. The five-day, annual event is a traveling study tour through various parts of Wisconsin, including the UW Emmons Blaine Dairy in Arlington (below). Participants will also visit Aldo Leopold's shack near Baraboo, meet with the Wausau Area Hmong Mutual Association, learn first-hand about the School of the Arts in Rhinelander, and tour the Lac du Flambeau Indian reservation. Other stops include Great Lakes Kraut in Bear Creek, the Red Granite Correctional Institution, the Milwaukee Collegiate Academy and Marquette University.

Photos by Bryce Richter/University Communications

Photo: tour of dairy barn

Michelle Turek, assistant professor in the School of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, gets up close with a Brown Swiss dairy cow during a tour at the UW Emmons Blaine Dairy in Arlington.

Photo: Mike Peters

Mike Peters, herd manager in the Department of Dairy Science at UW-Madison, talks about cow feed.

Photo: Pablo Gomez with calf

Pablo Gomez, assistant professor in the School of Medicine and Public Health, with a Holstein dairy calf.

Photo: Amy Stanton talks with Laura McLay

Amy Stanton (center), assistant professor in the Department of Dairy Science at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, talks with Laura McLay (right), associate professor of industrial and systems engineering.

Photo: closeup of dairy cow

One of the farm’s contented residents gets curious with the photographer.