President’s Message

Sara Schoenborn, WALSAA President

I recently had the opportunity to be the keynote speaker at Competitive Edge – a college preview day on campus hosted by Alpha Gamma Rho and the Association of Women in Agriculture. It was a wonderful experience, being able to introduce prospective students to the many opportunities available in the UW-Madison College of Agricultural and Life Sciences.

One of the points in my presentation – other than Get Involved and Stay Involved, Be Passionate, Accidents Happen, etc. – was “Value Your Alumni”. I spoke of how their Alumni are here to support, encourage and mentor them.

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Save the Date!

Farm Technology Days Picnic

Please Pre-Register (large crowds expected)

Wednesday, August 26, 2015
Renk Seed Farms
6809 Wilburn Rd, Sun Prairie

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Football Fire-Up

Saturday, September 12, 2015
UW-Foundation Parking lot

Badgers vs. Miami of Ohio
Fire-Up starts at 8:30 a.m.
Game time – 11 a.m.

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Donate to the silent auction!






Become a Member

>>Lifetime Members
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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Become a WALSAA member

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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