Eve Emshwiller, Assistant Professor of Botany, UW-Madison
Eve Emshwiller explains why there should be a concern about crop plant diversity and tells of the things that can be done to support more diversity. She incorporates her research done on the tuber crop which is located in the Andes of South America as she studies the relationship between human interactions and plants.
Jim Kerns, Assistant Professor, Department of Plant Pathology, UW-Madison
Jim Kerns tells about his position as an extension specialist who works with grass and turf including golf courses, athletic fields, and even home lawns. When turf is dying of a disease or other problem, he is called in to solve the problem. He speaks about diseases in plants and what he does to alleviate the problem.
Philipp Simon, Professor, Department of Horticulture, UW-Madison
Professor Philipp Simon talks about carrots and agricultural development before discussing the historical development of crops and agriculture to learn more about our modern use of crops. He explains the relationship between plants and people as well as the nutritional compounds of carrots and carotene.
Jeremy Weber, PhD Candidate in Agricultural and Applied Economics, UW-Madison. Weber challenges assumptions about the benefits of Fair Trade coffee by examining the disconnection between promotional materials and reality, and the marginalization of economically disadvantaged producers and groups.
Josh Posner Professor of Agronomy, UW-Madison
Professor Josh Posner's research program focuses on the interface of farming strategies and natural resource conservation. His work is focuses on steep sloped production systems. He tells about his work in the high Andes.
Jerry Apps, Author
Wisconsin author and storyteller, Jerry Apps speaks about his book "Casper Jaggi, Master Cheesemaker", which is part of the Badger Biography series.
Temple Grandin, PhD., Professor of Animal Science, Colorado State University and Advocate for individuals across the autistic spectrum.
Temple Grandin opens a window into the autistic world in an interview with "Conversations from Penn State" host Patty Satalia. Grandin talks about her childhood, how her mind works and the HBO movie based on her autobiography.