UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN River Falls
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.
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 Buttles for information on the opportunities for add on certification.
|Ag Ed Updates
Ag Education Major Sam Tauchen received both the UWRF Chancellor's Award and College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Science Outstanding Senior Award. Sam is currently student teaching at Watertown-Mayer High School.
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 more
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 more
Brittany Rambatt selected top student in the Home and/or Community Development area by the National FFA Organization. Learn more
UWRF students active in National Teach Ag Day. Learn more
Shari Graffunder received a Crystal Apple Award. Watch the WMTV clip to learn more.
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:
May 15th - Final ag education student teaching seminar & edTPA presentations
June 15th - 18th - Wisconsin FFA Convention
June 22nd - 25th - Wisconsin Association of Agricultural Educators Professional Development Conference
July 14th - 15th - Wisconsin Ag in the Classroom Bus Tour
July 22nd - Wisconsin Ag in the Classroom Teacher Workshop