This talk is a crash course in how the geography, climate, sociology, and farming culture of Wisconsin combine to make the most productive cranberry region in the world. Presenter Allison Jonjak grew up on a cranberry marsh founded by her grandfather in 1939. Studying ag engineering and soil chemistry, she worked with row crop farmers until the University of Wisconsin created a Cranberry Outreach Specialist position. This allowed Allison to return to her favorite state and work keeping a tight feedback loop between growers and researchers of her favorite crop. This event is a part of UW-Madison's 175th anniversary celebrations, hosted by the Wisconsin Foundation & Alumni Association. No registration is necessary to attend.

Cost:  Free (Free Parking)
Location: Rotary Botanical Gardens - 1455 Palmer Dr - Janesville, WI 53545
Categorized as: Educational, History & Heritage, Nature, Tours
Phone: (608) 752-3885
Date(s):  6/25/24 7:00 PM