The College of Agricultural and Life Sciences at the University of Wisconsin-Madison is an engine of scientific discovery fueled by talented researchers and top-notch students.

With scientists working across the spectrum of agricultural and life sciences, CALS is well-positioned to discover interdisciplinary solutions needed for today’s grand challenges. The college partners with communities, industry, other universities, government agencies and nonprofit groups to tackle emerging issues in areas where its has the potential to make significant impact.

Beginning with fundamental discoveries that advance solutions, CALS research seeks to accomplish the following:

  • Enhance food systems
  • Foster healthy ecosystems
  • Address climate change
  • Innovate bioenergy and bioproducts
  • Encourage economic and community development
  • Promote health and wellness

Learn about recent research advances on the CALS News site.

Major discoveries from the past can be found on the CALS History page.