Ag Ed Updates

Important Dates

  • Wisconsin FFA Convention, June 15 - 18

Student Spotlights

Ag Education Major Cierra Ehrke-Essock was crowned the 2015 Wisconsin Holstein Princess Attendant. She will represent the Wisconsin Holstein Association at events and dairy cattle shows and provide educational programming to elementary students. Cierra also earned the opportunity to represent Wisconsin in the Senior division of the prepared speaking contest at the National Holstein Convention in June. Learn morelink

UWRF Teams Successful in National Collegiate Agricultural Education Contests & Award Programs winning several top honors. Learn more

Ag Education majors Skylar Kraemer and Stacey Kunde receive NAAE scholarships. Learn morelink

Brittany Rambatt selected top student in the Home and/or Community Development area by the National FFA Organization. Learn morelink

UWRF students active in National Teach Ag Day. Learn more

Alumni Spotlights

Marketing Communications alumnus Amber Elliot received the WHY (Wisconsin Holstein Youth) Friends award for her work helping youth in Dane County prepare for events including the dairy bowl competition held each year at the Wisconsin Junior Holstein Convention.

Kaleb Santy was recognized as the WIXX/Marian University November Teacher of the Month.

Several UWRF agricultural education alumni were recognized at the 2014 National Association of Agricultural Educators Convention:

  • Rachel Sauvola - Regional Agriscience Teacher of the Year Award
  • Jeanna James & Kristy Rothe - Regional Outstanding Young Member Award
  • Linda Petersen - Outstanding Middle/Secondary Ag Ed Program Award
  • Kristy Rothe - Ideas Unlimited
  • Amie Stillman - Teachers Turn the Key
  • Aaron Kilsdonk & Kirk Kramp - XLR8 - eXcellence in Leadership for Retention

Melissa Ploeckelman was selected as a finalist for Alice in Dairyland. Read morelink

Welcome to the Agricultural Education Department

The Agricultural Education department at UWRF prepares students for successful roles in education, leadership and communication to meet the needs of the global agriculture community through educational, professional development and service activities.

We offer the following programs:

The department also provides opportunities for teachers with a current WI license in another area to add certification in agricultural education or for agricultural education teachers to add certification in a science area. Please contact Tim Buttlesmail for information on the opportunities for add on certification.

Contact Us

Agricultural Education Department
Ph: 715-425-3555
Fax: 715-425-3785
Location: 131 Agricultural Science Building
Mailing Address: 410 S. 3rd Street, River Falls, WI 54022