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 a unique agricultural studies program that gives you the flexibility to design a program to meet your individual needs.

Our facilities include excellent classrooms, general and specialized laboratories for different disciplines, computer labs, food processing plants, a greenhouse and laboratory farms which include animal and associated crop production enterprises which provide a vital resource for teaching and student employment. An arrangement with Case IH allows us to use the latest Big Red equipment and technology for use in our classrooms and on our farms.

Many of our faculty members have received public recognition for outstanding teaching and all are strongly committed to teaching and learning. They work closely with students, helping them secure paid internships, which often lead to offers of full-time employment upon graduation.

Agriculture is not only related to food production, but areas like environmental protection and energy production. It's an exciting time to be in agriculture, where you can combine local work with global impact and enjoy many opportunities for growth and advancement.

  • Fewer than 2 million Americans are actively farming, but with 23 million jobs the food and fiber industry is the largest employer in the U.S.
  • Graduates of agricultural related programs are in high demand and command good starting salaries.
  • Agriculture is not all cows and plows! Agriculture is sophisticated using the latest scientific information, complex skills and cutting edge technology, logistics and communication.
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CAFES News & Events

Ag Day on Campus is set for Tuesday, April 22. CAFES clubs and student organizations will be out on the Campus Mall from 9am to 3pm. A free meal will be held at 6pm with guest speakers at 7pm, including Alice in Dairyland and Daren Williams.

The UWRF Colt Sale is scheduled for Saturday, May 3 at the Campus Farm. Visit the Colt Sale web sitelink.

CAFES is recognized for its collaboration with the WI Department of Ag, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) International Trade Team in forming international partnerships in agriculture. Read morelink

The Dairy Pilot Plant Renovation Project receives its first $1 million in pledges. Read the news release or visit the web page. The story was also featured on WQOW Channel 18 news. See the video herelink.


University of Wisconsin-River Falls
410 S. 3rd Street, River Falls WI 54022 USA
Campus Information 715-425-3911