Marshfield Mission and Objectives
The UW-Madison Marshfield Agricultural Research Station facilitates and conducts research and outreach activities that support agricultural development and natural resource conservation on the difficult-to-manage soils of north-central and northern Wisconsin.
- Support the viability and profitability of dairying in the region and statewide by:
- Expanding the knowledge base necessary to improve dairy herd management;
- Evaluating and improving dairy herd nutrition using forages and other feeds available in the region;
- Developing and evaluating systems for forage and feed production, harvesting, handling and storage of forage and other feeds;
- Developing and evaluating low-capital dairy production systems;
- Alternative livestock enterprises.
- Solve regional agronomic production problems.
- Foster environmentally sound use of natural resources through activities focused on:
- Maintaining agricultural productivity and profitability while protecting and environmental quality;
- Developing best management practices for manure and other agricultural residues.
- Serve as a regional center for research and Extension activities pertinent to rural socio-economic issues including:
- Farm safety and rural health;
- Rural-urban relationships;
- Farm-management financial and agribusiness issues.