In 4 Years, Dairy Hub Funds 200 Research Projects

The Dairy Innovation Hub has released its fourth annual report reflecting progress from July 2022 through June 2023.

Highlights of the report include:

  • More than 200 projects funded across three campuses and four priority areas
  • 17 total faculty searches across three campuses, with more planned for the future
  • $3.1 million for dairy talent through recently hired faculty, trainees, and staff
  • $7.8 million allocated for new dairy initiatives during the 2023 fiscal year
  • Academic research achievements including engaged students, scholarly publications, presentations, leveraged funding, and more
  • Collaborative and synergistic initiatives across three campuses
  • Engaged advisory council and three active steering committees

“The mission of the Dairy Innovation Hub is to provide research-based solutions, but that doesn’t always look the same. Some research yields solutions that can be applied right away. Other solutions are riskier and take longer, but hold potential for bigger impact,” says Dr. Heather White, faculty director for the Hub and professor of animal and dairy sciences at UW-Madison.

The Dairy Innovation Hub, is supported by a $7.8 million annual state investment to drive research and development across three campuses: UW-Madison, UW-Platteville, and UW-River Falls. The goal is to ensure that Wisconsin’s $45.6 billion dairy community remains a global pacesetter in producing nutritious dairy products.

Read the report:

The Hub will host its fourth annual Dairy Summit conference on Nov. 15 at UW-Platteville. The Summit features the Hub’s newest projects, formatted for a general audience. There is a live virtual option and sessions will be recorded and posted to YouTube.

Farmers, processors, dairy professionals, legislators, and community members are invited to attend this free educational event. Register and find more details: