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, professor of agricultural economics and UW-Extension agricultural marketing specialist.

News & Events

The reinstatement of the Food Science and Technology major has been approved! This means that students can be accepted into the program and major in Food Science and Technology beginning fall 2016. Read more about the major.

Congratulations to CAFES Outstanding Seniors, Shelby Springman, recipient of the Dr. Earl Hildebrand Memorial Award for the student that best exemplifies academic achievement, extracurricular involvement and leadership, and Nathanael Holmes, recipient of the Rochelle Junkman Seymour Award for the student with the highest GPA.

CAFES students, faculty and friends have received several awards this spring. Congratulations to Dr. Holly Dolliver, recipient of the CAFES Outstanding Faculty Award as well as the UWRF Adviser of the Year Award; Dr. Ian Williams, recipient of the UWRF Distinguished Teacher Award; and Michael Yanny who was named the 2016 Wisconsin Distinguished Agriculturalist.

Read about the new service dog training program at UWRF here. You can also listen online about the program on Wisconsin Public Radio and watch a video clip about the program on FOX 9 news.

The UW System Board of Regents has approved our new Agricultural Engineering program. This new program is set to start welcoming students in the Fall 2016. For more information visit the new Agricultural Engineering homepage

Contact Us

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