Dr. Paul M. Fricke
Paul Fricke was raised on his family’s row crop and dairy farm, located near Papillion, Nebraska, where his father and uncle continue to farm today. After receiving a BS degree in animal science in 1988 from the University of Nebraska, Fricke went on to complete an MS degree in 1992 and a PhD degree in 1996 in reproductive physiology from the Department of Animal Sciences at North Dakota State University. Fricke joined the faculty at the University of Wisconsin–Madison in 1998. His current position includes 70% extension and 30% research appointments in dairy cattle reproduction. Fricke’s research program focuses on understanding the biology underlying the many reproductive problems of dairy cattle. The goal of Fricke’s extension program is to improve reproductive efficiency of dairy cattle by applying scientific research to develop practical management strategies and assess new reproductive technologies.