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Author archive: Sophia Koch

May 3, 2017

Proposal to remove Kinni dams sparks concerns about river ecology

The potential to remove two dams from the Kinnickinnic River has gotten experts, officials and citizens in River Falls debating about, among other things, the ecological impacts of undergoing such a project.

April 24, 2017

Animal and Food Science Department at UWRF receives top teaching honor

The annual statewide Regents Award for teaching has been given to the Animal and Food Science Department at UW-River Falls, an honor that recognizes commitment to learning experiences that go beyond the classroom.

April 10, 2017

UWRF Campus Farm gets updates to improve classroom experience

The UW-River Falls Campus Farm is undergoing renovations that will make it more usable as a classroom, while also preparing the way for more extensive changes down the road.

April 5, 2017

UWRF study abroad trip explores sustainability of Irish farming

A new study abroad option being offered at UW-River Falls gives students an opportunity to explore sustainable animal production in other countries while traveling around Ireland.

March 28, 2017

UWRF farm tries purebreds in effort to stop outbreak of swine disease

The Mann Valley Farm at UW-River Falls is raising a new genetic line of pigs after it was hit last year with a disease called Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome (PRRS).

March 21, 2017

Potential change in federal water pollution rules could have effect locally

Water pollution regulations in the U.S. may change following a recent White House executive order, a shift that could have an impact on river ecology and agricultural practices in River Falls.

March 8, 2017

Reading for pleasure somewhat old-fashioned these days

For students especially, reading is less of a thing to be done for fun and more of a requirement.

March 8, 2017

UWRF biologists aim to help beekeepers deal with winter losses

The experimental “nuc” beehive project being run by the UW-River Falls Biology Department will be entering its third year this spring, continuing research looking at the best ways to deal with winter colony losses.

February 28, 2017

Reducing food waste at UWRF is mission for Chartwells, campus officials

Food waste is a problem at UW-River Falls, so campus officials are teaming up with dining services company Chartwells to do something about it, from raising awareness among students to bringing in new technology.

February 15, 2017

UWRF student leaders may soon decide on ‘green fee’ proposal

A proposed “green fee” to support sustainability efforts at UW-River Falls may soon be back before the Student Senate, says its president.