The Center for Dairy Research (CDR) and Babcock Hall dairy plant building project continues to move forward thanks to all of our industry support.

This $72.6 million project will create an addition to Babcock Hall for CDR and renovate spaces in the current building for dairy plant manufacturing and processing.

Members of the design team include representatives from: UW-Madison, College of Agricultural and Life Sciences (CALS), Food Science Department, CDR, Electrol Specialties Company, Global Food Safety Resource Group and the State Division of Facilities Development, in addition to Zimmerman Architectural Studios. This group is working to complete the building design. Once official reviews are finished for the final design, the State Division of Facilities Development will release the project for construction bids and construction will begin. For project updates and more information

Thank You

A special Thank You to our industry partners for contributing more than $18 million for this project to date. Additional pledges will be used to invest in state of the art processing equipment and technology for the project. Project Donors

If you are interested in donating click here. If you have additional questions regarding the campaign please contact: Barb McCarthy, UW Foundation, 608-308-5347 | email
CDR Director, John Lucey, 608-265-1195 | email

The Short Course Million Challenge

Are YOU ensuring a bright future for Dairy education? To date, more than 10,000 of you have benefitted from attending a CDR and/or UW-Madison dairy short course. To ensure the future of dairy education, and as part of the building campaign, Professor Emeritus Bill Wendorff is challenging each of you to join his Short Course Challenge and donate $100 for each short course you have attended. This money will be put towards the CDR training center facility within the building fund campaign.If you are interested in donating click here.