CALS DDO - Points of Contact - Wisconsin Agricultural Experiment Station

This document outlines the points of contact for the Wisconsin Agricultural Experiment Station within the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences.

Updated November 2020

For more detailed information about this series of documents, please return to the CALS DDO - Points of Contact - Overview.


The Wisconsin Agricultural Experiment Station (WAES) administers the award and management of federal formula grants and advances agricultural research in the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.


Kate VandenBosch, Dean and Director
  • Director of the Wisconsin Agricultural Experiment Station (WAES)
William (Bill) Barker, Associate Dean for Research
  • Associate director of the Wisconsin Agricultural Experiment Station (WAES)
  • Responsible for administration, management, and supervision of the college's extramural grant programs, including compliance and assurance issues
  • Primary contact with the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Graduate Education for campus and national research policy, and with WARF on patent disclosures and intellectual property issues
  • Authority for administration of Hatch, McIntire-Stennis, and Animal Health funds from USDA, and the annual internal competitive grant process for awarding those funds
  • Representatives for Wisconsin at regional and national experiment station director and ESCOP meetings
Angela (Angie) Seitler, Associate Dean and Chief Financial Officer
  • Responsible for all aspects of the college budget, financial planning, and reporting
  • Responsible for all fund balances and expenditures for the college including revenue generating accounts, Trust Funds, and Wisconsin Foundation and Alumni Association accounts
  • Oversees the college's business service, information technology, Wisconsin Agricultural Experiment Station (WAES), and post-award financial operations, compliance, and audits
  • Manages the distribution of funds for all college commitments such as start-ups, payouts, Educational Innovation, and Summer Term
  • Distributes the annual indirect cost return to departments and centers
  • Approves of all new revenue generating activities and Wisconsin Foundation and Alumni Association financial system access and check requests
Casey Hillmer, Assistant Director for WAES
  • Responsible for the annual Hatch, Hatch Multistate, McIntire-Stennis, and Animal Health Call for Proposals process and Hatch and McIntire-Stennis Capital Exercise
  • Responsible for all Hatch, Hatch Multistate, McIntire-Stennis, and Animal Health financial reporting to USDA
  • Distributes the Hatch and McIntire-Stennis startup commitment funding
  • Manages the REEport and Plan of Work reporting requirements for the college Hatch, Hatch Multistate, McIntire-Stennis, and Animal Health programs
  • Responsible for Gift in Kinds


  • Annual call for proposal and budget process
  • Audits
  • Agricultural Research Stations
  • Capital equipment exercise
  • Cost share commitments and expense tracking
  • Distribution of CALS internal competitions funding (ARS internships, Bridge funding, Consortium for Extension and Research in Agriculture and Natural Resources (CERANR), Nuzum Kickapoo Valley, Pound Research, and WCIA/CALS/WARF Plant Germplasm)
  • Direct Payments (DPs)
  • E-Reimbursement and audits
  • Effort Reporting/ECRT including commitments and issues
  • Financial reporting
  • Fringe issues
  • submissions specific to the fund 142 program
  • HRS overpayment corrections
  • Interdepartmental billings
  • Internal controls
  • Multistate travel
  • NIMSS access
  • Non-salary and salary cost transfers
  • Payments to Individuals (PIRs)
  • PI changes - transfers, retirements, effort reductions (after the project is awarded)
  • Plan of Work
  • Policies and procedures
  • Purchase Orders (POs) and associated forms
  • Overall purchasing processes (training, approval, and audit)
  • Re-budget requests (after the project is awarded)
  • REEport reporting
  • SF-425s specific to the fund 142 program
  • Startup commitments
  • Terms and conditions review for grants and contracts (after the project is awarded)
  • Travel-related matters
  • Unallowable tuition remission review and transfers

Keywords:college of agricultural and life sciences, dean's office, deans, admin, agriculture, contacts, units, WAES, grants, grant, research, Hatch, McIntire-Stennis, USDA, multistate, multi state   Doc ID:97140
Owner:Zoe H.Group:CALS Dean's Office
Created:2020-01-15 14:34 CDTUpdated:2020-12-02 15:51 CDT
Sites:CALS Dean's Office
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