A big thanks to the Wisconsin Alumni Association Lakeland Chapter for hosting me for a Founders Day Dinner in Minocqua at the lovely Norwoods Supper club. I had the opportunity to talk about some of the work that we’ve been doing on bioenergy crops and the potential role in sustaining biodiversity and ecosystem services. Wonderful up-north hospitality and great food too!
Ken Krall, at WXPR radio did a short radio piece that aired a few times in the area. Thanks to Ken for that opportunity. Here are the transcripts of the piece and the audio:
“A UW professor will be speaking next week to the Wisconsin Alumni Association-Lakeland Badger Chapter Founders Day Dinner. Claudio Gratton is an entomologist…he studies bugs. The new twist on this research is the potential loss of bees because of the conversion to things like biofuels. There has been a decline of pollinators, crucial to food production. WXPR News Director Ken Krall talked with Gratton about the relationship between insects, our food and fuel….
Entomologist Claudio Gratton from the UW Department of Entomology. He will be the keynote speaker May 14 at Norwood Pines Supper Club on Highway 70 west Minocqua. Scholarships for graduating seniors at Lakeland Union High School will be awarded at that night’s presentation. More information is at uw alumni dot com forward slash lakeland.”
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