University of Wisconsin Athletics and its multimedia rights holder Learfield’s Badger Sports Properties are pleased to announce that September 8 will mark the 6th Annual “Celebrate Agriculture” game as the Badgers host the New Mexico Lobos at Camp Randall Stadium.
Game day activities will highlight Wisconsin agriculture and its deep connections to the University of Wisconsin. Agriculture will be everywhere throughout the game, including promotions, special graphics and agriculture facts. Commemorative game day posters will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis.
“Wisconsin agriculture has an enormous impact around our state and across the country,” says Mark D. Markel, Dean of the UW School of Veterinary Medicine. “We are proud to join UW Athletics for the Celebrate Agriculture game and proud of our collaborations with the state’s farmers and agricultural producers to develop science-based practices that support and improve this diverse industry.”
This year’s “Celebrate Agriculture” sponsors are the UW School of Veterinary Medicine, Case IH, Cleary Building Corporation, Culver’s, and Agrigold.
Tickets for the game are available for purchase online at uwbadgers.com or by calling the athletics ticket office at (608) 262-1440.
WISCONSIN AGRICULTURE FACTS
- Wisconsin is home to about 8,500 dairy farms, more than any other state, and 1.28 million cows.
- Wisconsin cheesemakers make 27 percent of the nation’s cheese, producing 3.37 billion pounds in 2017.
- Wisconsin is one of the top states in the production of major processing vegetables. Wisconsin ranks first in the nation in snap beans for processing and third in the nation in potato production.
- Wisconsin ranks first in cranberry production, accounting for nearly 65 percent of the nation’s cranberry crop.
UW SCHOOL OF VETERINARY MEDICINE FACTS
- The School of Veterinary Medicine has trained more than 50 percent of the veterinarians in Wisconsin and serves as a resource and referral clinic for all.
- The school’s livestock experts launched The Dairyland Initiative, a program that works directly with farms throughout Wisconsin and the world to optimize cow comfort, health, and production.
- The School of Veterinary Medicine consistently ranks among the top five schools of veterinary medicine in the nation, according to U.S. News & World Report.