Associate Scientist, Director
Center for Sustainability and the Global Environment
Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies
Carol Barford's work centers on biomass production for heat and electric power, especially on the potential of biomass production to improve environmental quality, increase farm profits and reduce risk. This work is supported by Wisconsin's Focus on Energy Program, and contributes to the rich spectrum of bioeconomy research and outreach at UW-Madison. Research sub-topics include statistical modeling of biomass production, spatial analysis of farm income structure, and analysis of the roles of agricultural subsidies and utilities contracts in farm risk.