Two graduate students in the UW-Madison College of Agriculture and Life Sciences have been awarded SARE grants for sustainable agriculture projects. Abigail Augarten along with Dr. Matthew Ruark was awarded $14,905 for the project, “Evaluating the Relationships Between Pasture Management, Soil Health and Ecosystem Services Through On-farm Monitoring.” Mitchell Lannan along with Dr. Christelle Guédot was awarded $12,080 for the project, “Assessing Attract-and-kill as a New Management Strategy for Japanese Beetle in Wisconsin Vineyards.”
24 projects were awarded in the 12-state North Central Region. The Graduate Student Grant program is a competitive grant program to fund graduate student projects that address sustainable agriculture issues. The next Call for Graduate Student Proposals is expected to come out in February 2022.