Ballot information, 2014-2015

CALS APC 2014 Ballot Information

This year, Academic Planning Council members are being elected from the divisions of Animal Sciences, Plant Sciences, and Basic Sciences. These newly elected members will serve on the Academic Planning Council for three years beginning in the fall of 2014.

All CALS faculty may vote in the Animal Sciences, Plant Sciences, and Basic Sciences divisions. Each faculty member may vote for one candidate in each division.

The candidates by division are:

Animal Sciences Plant Sciences Basic Sciences
  • Paul Fricke
  • Joe Lauer
  • Francisco Pelegri

Current Council Membership


Paul Fricke, Dairy Science

Dr. Paul Fricke received a B.S. degree in Animal Science from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and went on to complete a M.S. and Ph.D. degrees at North Dakota State University. Paul joined the faculty in the Department of Dairy Science at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1998 and was promoted to Associate Professor with tenure in 2004 and to Full Professor in 2009. His position includes 70% extension and 30% research appointments in dairy cattle reproduction. Dr. Fricke has authored or coauthored 70 peer-reviewed scientific journal publications, and his research program has attracted over $2. 7 million in extramural research grants, contracts, and gifts. Dr. Fricke is the recipient of several campus and national awards in recognition of his innovative applied dairy research and extension programs including the University of Wisconsin-Madison CALS Pound Extension Award and the DeLaval Dairy Extension Award from the National American Dairy Science Association honoring the top dairy extension specialist in the United States. Based on his achievement at the departmental, college, and national levels, I fully support Paul’s nomination for the CALS Academic Planning Council.


Joe Lauer, Agronomy

1985 Ph.D. University of Minnesota

1985-1994 Assistant and Associate Professor of Agronomy and State Extension Agronomist – Sugar Beets, Small Grains and Alternative Crops, Department of Plant, Soil and Insect Sciences, University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY. Appointment: 50% Research, 50% Extension. Responsible for research and extension programs in sugar beet and miscellaneous cropping systems, seed production and management, and small grain variety performance evaluations (barley, oat, and wheat).

1994-present Assistant, Associate and Professor of Agronomy and State Extension Agronomist – Corn, Department of Agronomy, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI. Appointment: Extension 75%, Research 25%. Responsible for development of relevant corn management research and extension focusing on farmer decision making regarding crop productivity, quality, and efficiency. Emphasis is on risk, profitability and environmental impacts of cropping systems.


Francisco Pelegri, Genetics

Professional Preparation:
University of California-Berkeley, Genetics, B.S. 1987
M.I.T., Cell and Developmental Biology, PhD. 1994
Max Planck Institute for Developmental Biology-Tübingen, PostDoc, 1994-1990

University of Wisconsin-Madison, Laboratory of Genetics, Assistant Professor 1999-2001, Associate Professor 2007-20012; Professor 20012-present

Intramural Experience:
Graduate Research Committee, 2009-2011
CALS Curriculum Committee, Chair, 2008-present
NIH Study section DEV-2 member, 2008-2012