The University of Wisconsin-River Falls College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences (CAFES) has earned an outstanding reputation for excellence in education and service to the region, nation and the world since 1912 and is consistently ranked as one of the top undergraduate agricultural programs in the nation.

UW-River Falls (UWRF) features the only agricultural engineering technology program in the state, one of the largest dairy science programs in the nation, as well as an agricultural studies program that gives you the flexibility to design an individualized program.

Our facilities include computer labs, food processing plants, a greenhouse complex, and two laboratory farms with animal and crop production enterprises. These facilities as well as the College's internship program and student organizations contribute to our commitment to hands-on and engaging learning experiences inside and outside the classroom.

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The Dairy Pilot Plant Renovation began with a $100,000 gift from the Wisconsin Cheese Makers Association in June 2013. Its fundraising efforts continue and the project is anticipated to be completed January 2016.


CABME was made possible through a $250,000 gift from CHS, Inc., and is led by Brenda Boetel, associate professor of agricultural economics and UW-Extension agricultural marketing specialist.

CAFES News & Events

Alpha Tau Alpha (ATA) members earned several awards at the National Collegiate Agricultural Education Conference/ATA Conclave in Louisville, KY at the end of October. Awards included first place in Debate and second place in Parliamentary Procedure. UWRF also received first place in the Program of Excellence - Community Service category and Platinum Level recognition for the A.W. Nolan Memorial Leadership Award. Read morelink

Congratulations to Sue Freiermuth, academic department associate in the Plant and Earth Science Department, who was awarded the 2014 Chancellor's Recognition Award for Classified Staff. It is among UWRF's highest institutional awards.

CAFES announces new academic offerings --- Animal Science - Companion Animal emphasis, Food Processing Technology minor, and Horticulture - Fruit and Vegetable Sustainable Systems option. Read more

The UWRF Dairy Judging Team took 6th place (out of 21 teams) at the World Dairy Expo Intercollegiate Judging Contest in early October.

UW-River Falls received a grant from the National Foliage Foundation to install a living green wall in one of the Ag Sci classrooms. Read more

Contact Us

College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences
Fax 715-425-3785
210 Agricultural Science
611 S. 3rd St.
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