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.

 SmallWEB_4266 Dairy Pilot Plant R2D

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

UWRF research on greenwalls will be on display at the Minnesota State Fair in the Eco-Experience Hall. UWRF undergraduate students will be staffing the booth and presenting talks. There will be giveaways and activities for visitors. The exhibit will be open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. each day of the State Fair (August 25-Sept. 5). Read more

The corpse flower in the UWRF greenhouse appears ready to bloom again after its last bloom in August 2013. As of August 30, the corpse flower is 38 inches tall and expected to bloom by the end of the week. Stay tuned to the CAFES home page, the corpse flower page, and the CAFES Facebook page for updates.

The Falcon Frontier Days Rodeo will be held September 9-10.

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.

The new Agricultural Engineering major is approved. The program will start 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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