President’s Message

Sara Schoenborn, WALSAA President

It’s hard to believe March Madness is just around the corner! It has been a busy time for WALSAA – especially for our FISC and events committees. Kudos to Bob Behnke and Al Herrman for planning an exceptional FISC Reunion in January. It was exciting for WALSAA to support this event and to see the interest FISC members have in helping plan FISC-centered events in the future!

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Save the Date!

Farm Technology Days Picnic

Wednesday, August 26, 2015
Renk Seed Farms, Sun Prairie

Details coming soon!


Football Fire-Up

Saturday, September 12, 2015
UW-Foundation Parking lot

Game time and opponent coming soon!





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Please take a few moments to reflect on your experience at the college and consider how support from WALSAA may have helped your situation. Supporting WALSAA allows you to reconnect with CALS and give something back to the college where it all began.
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WALSAA (Wisconsin Agricultural and Life Sciences Alumni Association) is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization that supports the connection of students, faculty and alumni to the University of Wisconsin's College of Agricultural and Life Sciences (known to many of us as CALS). Established in 1972, WALSAA has embarked on a remarkable journey of service and fellowship with alumni and friends of CALS. Noted by Roger Biddick, first WALSAA president at the organizations' first meeting, "As alumni we can act more effectively than any single group to rebuild the image of greatness that this college so justly deserves and at the same time enjoy the fellowship of working together."

Supporting Outstanding Students and Great Advisors

WALSAA supports numerous CALS students annually through the Outstanding Sophomore Award Scholarships, Farm and Industry Short Course awards, major funding for a student leadership retreat and other professional development opportunities. To recognize faculty and staff advisors, WALSAA developed and endowed the WALSAA Advising Award. Established in 1997, the award is given to a member of the CALS faculty for exceptional student advising service. >>more