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Catching up with Ten AAE Alumni

Jessica Bateman BS’05 MS’11 · Jessica Bateman's experiences at CALS, which included a health and nutrition study abroad program in Uganda and a course called World Hunger and Malnutrition, were formative in her decision to pursue a career in agricultural economics. Today Bateman is the nutrition technical quality coordinator for Mawa, a USAID-funded Feed the Future project with roots in Zambia. Read about the other nine alums here

Do Local Foods Boost Rural Economic Vitality?

When Michelle Obama planted an organic garden on the White House lawn in 2009, she joined a growing number of Americans interested in local foods. “Know Your Farmer, Know Your Food” and her initiatives against childhood obesity further highlighted public concerns over the safety and healthfulness of food in the U.S.. But does local food production actually help rural economies thrive?
September 12 - 12:00pm
Department Seminar
Max Auffhammer -
October 3 - 12:00pm
Department Seminar
Daniel Bennett - Learning, Hygiene, and Traditional Medicine
October 17 - 12:00pm
Department Seminar
Sarah Kroeger -
Thank you to alumni and friends who have generously supported AAE!
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Congratulations to Austin Williams, awarded a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Dissertation Grant for research activities related to health and society.

Congratulations to Luke Drachenberg, one of 10 CALS Outstanding Sophomores named by the Wisconsin Ag & Life Sciences Alumni Association.



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Last updated on Tue, Jul 15, 2014 10:20am