The Discovery Farms program sits at the interface of UW-Extension and UW-Madison's College of Agricultural and Life Sciences, and involves faculty from the College. The program sets up and oversees on-farm research projects that investigate economic and environmental effects of agricultural practices on a diverse group of working Wisconsin farms. Program staff educate members of the agricultural community, consumers, researchers and policy-makers.
"We will miss Dennis's important contributions to Wisconsin agriculture and his leadership with this innovative and widely recognized program," said John Shutske, Program Director of the UW-Extension's Agriculture and Natural Resources Program.
Shutske noted that the Discovery Farms model is being replicated in several states and has at its heart the notion of "true engagement and involvement of the agricultural community."
"It's an exciting time in agriculture," Frame said. "There is much to do, and I am proud that we have been successful in engaging Wisconsin farmers and those in other states in the important work of improving water quality and identifying key best practices through our research."
Frame and Fred Madison were the first co-directors of Discovery Farms. Madison retired from the UW in 2011.
Source: UW Extension