How Wisconsin Became the Dairy State John Lucey, Ph.D. is the director of the Wisconsin Center for Dairy Research (CDR) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a Professor of Food Science at UW-Madison. The CDR has over 30 researchers and is one of the premier dairy research centers in the United States. The center explores the functional, flavor and physical properties of dairy products. The CDR staff is involved in conducting basic and applied dairy research, providing training for industry professionals and product development activities. John provides leadership on CDR programs, budgets, administration, staff and he represents CDR to the university, state, funding agencies and industry. John also provides management oversight to over 20 research projects which are conducted by his staff. Join us for a conversation about how Wisconsin became integral to the dairy industry and current research occurring at the University of Wisconsin.