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The Center for Dairy Research 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, visit the CALS website.

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. Donors to the campaign.

If you are interested in donating click here. If you have additional questions regarding the campaign please contact: Henry Lagrimini, UW Foundation, 608-308-5375 | email or CDR Director, John Lucey, 608-265-1195 | email

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