By Tim Kowols
While keeping one eye on the crops being grown in Door County, the Peninsular Research Station keeps another on the state budget. The Sturgeon Bay outpost of the University of Wisconsin-Madison has weathered the storm of budget cuts in recent years, often taking away staff members and other resources in its wake. Superintendent Matt Stasiak says their budget has not been cut to the bone like it had previously in the last two years, but it has relied more on the growers it works with, the county, and grants to make up the difference in state aid. He says the work they do at the Peninsular Research Station is very important to the region.
The Peninsular Research Station is one of 13 agricultural research stations under the University of Wisconsin-Madison banner and the only one in northeast Wisconsin.