Nelson Institute graduate student co-authors report on nitrate contamination

UniverCity Year Better places togetherA new report from the University of Wisconsin–Madison summarizes the ways in which Pepin County farmers are working to address nitrate contamination of ground water. The report was co-authored by Theresa Vander Woude, a Nelson Institute Environment and Resources and Department of Life Sciences Communication graduate student and Bret Shaw, a Nelson Institute affiliate, associate professor in the UW–Madison Department of Life Sciences Communication, and environmental communication specialist with the UW–Madison Division of Extension.

The goal of this report, which was generated as a part of the UniverCity Year program and funded in part by the Office of Sustainability, is to provide insight into how farming communities can work together to adopt practices that limit nitrate contamination of ground water. Read more.