Faculty News: Professor Andrzejewski Leads New Workshop

Prof. Anna Andrzejewski (along with co-PI Caroline Gottschalk-Druschke, English) has been awarded funding for a new Mellon-Borghesi Workshop at the Center for the Humanities for 2020–21.

“Greener Pastures” developed in response to an urgent crisis in Wisconsin’s livestock agriculture, including increasing foreclosures and farm consolidations and negative environmental impacts. Bringing together students, staff, and faculty from across the university, the workshop asks can humanities experts help farmers and agricultural landowners envision change while also preserving regional identity and culture associated with livestock agriculture.

The Workshop aims to supplement the early phases of a 5-year, $10 million, U.S. Department of Agriculture-funded project, Grassland 2.0, that focuses on the ecological, economic, and agronomic science necessary to convert the UMRB from predominantly row crop (corn, soy) to perennial grassland by 2050. If interested in participating, please contact Anna.