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.

CAFES Centennial Logo

The College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences celebrated its 100 year anniversary during the 2012-13 school year.


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.

News & Events

Applications for student workers on the UWRF Laboratory Farms and the ANFS Department will be accepted on an ongoing basis as positions become available. Visit the ANFS homepage for details.

Ag Education majors Sabrina Kieser and Katie Chapman are recipients of the 2015 Upper Division Scholarship from the National Association of Agricultural Educators.

Congratulations to Jennifer Michel (Animal Science major) who was recently crowned the 2016 Jefferson County Fairest of the Fair.

Congratulations to Tyler Foote (Ag Education major) from Brandon, WI. He was selected as one of only 21 students nationwide to attend the National Teach Ag Campaign Future Agriculture Teacher Symposium in Washington, DC this September.

Of the 11 member Wisconsin State FFA 2015-16 Officer Team, eight are students from UW-River Falls! Congrats to all newly-elected officers, including President Sally Albers. Read more

Congratulations to the UWRF 1/4 Scale Tractor Team for placing 11th overall (4th places in both durability and maneuverability) at the 2015 International 1/4 Scale Tractor Student Design Competition.

Farewell and congratulations to Horticulture Professor Terry Ferriss who retired this spring. 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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