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

Congratulations to Jarod Blades, assistant professor of conservation, and Jill Coleman-Wasik, assistant professor of environmental science, who were recently awarded a University of Wisconsin System Undergraduate Research and Discovery Grant of $30,000 to form the Kinni Watershed Consortium (KWC) in order to better facilitate and disseminate research projects involving the nearby Kinnickinnic River. Read morelink

Jacob Zwiefelhofer placed third in the nation in the research poster competition at the SASES Conference. Sixteen students in the Crops and Soils Club attended the conference. Read more

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.

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