UW–Madison Offers New FISC Ag Forward 

FISC Ag Forward, a new short course offered by University of Wisconsin­–Madison’s Farm and Industry Short Course program, will be offered Jan. 16-19 on the UW–Madison campus. Participants can sign up for the full four-day short course, or for individual days.

The short course provides training in advanced dairy production and management topics. Training sessions will be led by faculty members in the UW–Madison College of Agricultural and Life Sciences (CALS).


  • Tuesday, Jan. 16: “Ag Economics” with Paul Mitchell, Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics
  • Wednesday, Jan. 17: “Dairy Diet and Nutrition” with Luiz Ferraretto, Department of Animal and Dairy Sciences; and Marta Moura Kohmann, Department of Plant and Agroecosystem Sciences
  • Thursday, Jan. 18: “Reproduction, Genetics and Genomics” with Paul Fricke, Department of Animal and Dairy Sciences; and Kent Weigel, Department of Animal and Dairy Sciences
  • Friday, Jan. 19: “Animal Welfare” with Jennifer Van Os, Department of Animal and Dairy Sciences

Each training session lasts 2.5 hours. The homebase for the short course is UW–Madison’s new Center for Dairy Research facility.

FISC Ag Forward is open to farmers, farm managers, ag professionals – and anyone interested. It will take place during winter break. Students in the UWRF residential FISC program as well as other interested university and tech college students are able to participate.

“We’re proud of our FISC Ag Forward program and excited to offer it. It was designed to be complementary to residential FISC at UW-River Falls, and is a great example of our goal to partner – and not compete – with fellow ag colleges and other institutions,” says Heather Gayton, outreach program manager in the CALS Office of Extension and Outreach.

For more details about FISC Ag Forward, including information about registration, fees and lodging, visit: go.wisc.edu/agforward.