Francisco Arriaga, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Francisco Arriaga

Francisco Arriaga is an Associate Professor in UW-Madison’s Department of Soil Science and an Extension Soil Specialist. His research supports the development of management systems that promote crop productivity, as well as soil and water conservation. Interests include tillage, soil compaction issues, crop residue management, cover crops, and water quality and quantity issues.

Arriaga has a BS in Soil Science from the University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez and a Master’s in Agronomy and Soils from Auburn University. He earned his Ph.D. in Soil Science from UW-Madison in 2000.

Francisco Arriaga, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
1525 Observatory Drive
Madison, WI 53706

Ken Genskow, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Kenneth Genskow

Professor Ken Genskow works on issues of environmental planning and policy, watershed planning, and collaborative and participatory approaches to resource management. His research and applied work have explored the evaluation and assessment of collaborative watershed management, watershed governance, and the effectiveness of educational and technical assistance programs on land management. Genskow is interested in planning processes that provide for meaningful participation by stakeholders in resource management initiatives as well as planning approaches that explicitly incorporate a social component into environmental planning and management, especially around water and agriculture, climate change, and natural infrastructure.

Professor Genskow has a BS in General Engineering and a Masters in Urban Planning from the University of Illinois. He earned his Ph.D. in Urban and Regional Planning from University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Ken Genskow, Ph.D.
Professor and Extension Specialist
Department of Planning & Landscape Architecture
University of Wisconsin-Madison
(608) 890-0673

Karl Martin, University of Wisconsin-Madison Division of Extension

Karl MartinKarl Martin is the Dean and Director of the Division of Extension, a division of the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He is responsible for staff located across Wisconsin’s 72 counties, three tribal offices and five UW System campuses. Prior to this position, Karl served as the State Program Director for Community, Natural Resources and Economic Development with the University of Wisconsin-Extension, Cooperative Extension.

The Division of Extension offers timely access to University research and is funded by local, state and federal partners. The division offers educational programs that address the important issues of individuals, families, businesses and communities.

Before joining the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2014, Karl was the Chief of the Wildlife and Forest Research Program with the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources and prior to that he was a Forest Research Scientist based out of Rhinelander, Wisconsin.

Karl grew up in Wisconsin on a dairy and ginseng farm in Marathon County and was the youngest of 11 children. He attended UW-Marathon County and UW-Madison before leaving Wisconsin for his graduate studies at Oregon State University. Karl has a doctorate in forest ecology, a master’s degree in wildlife science from Oregon State University and a bachelor’s degree in wildlife ecology from UW-Madison.

Karl enjoys fishing, cooking maple syrup, biking, hunting, kayaking, cooking and managing his small orchard. He lives with his wife and three sons near Brooklyn, Wisconsin.

Karl Martin
601 Extension Building432
North Lake Street
Madison, WI 53706

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