• Picture of the 2019 Teach Ag Signing Event
  • UWRF Students at CAFES Booth during the 2019 National FFA Convention
  • Fall 2019 Alpha Tau Alpha Initiation Photo

Welcome to the Agricultural Education Department

The Agricultural Education department at UWRF prepares students for successful roles in education, leadership and communication to meet the needs of the global agriculture community through educational, professional development and service activities.

We offer the following programs:

The department also provides opportunities for teachers with a current WI license in another area to add a license in agricultural education. Please contact Tim Buttles for information on these opportunities.

Agricultural Education

Ag Ed Updates

Student Spotlights

Ag education major Kathryn Lampi received a 2020 NAAE Upper DIvision Scholarship

Five ag education majors are serving on the 2020-21 Wisconsin FFA state officer team:

  • Carisa Cleven, Tomah FFA
  • Kendra Jentz, River Ridge FFA
  • Katie Loehrke, Weyauwega - Fremont FFA
  • Brooks Lueck, Wisconsin Heights FFA
  • Jackie Rosenbush, Spooner FFA

Alumni Spotlights

New Richmond High School Agriculture Teacher Rachel Sauvola was named a 2020 Teach Ag Champion for her work supporting the recruitment and retention of agricultural education teachers.

Several UWRF agricultural education alumni were recognized at the 2020 National Association of Agricultural Educators Convention:

  • Darren Swartz, Bloomer HS, WI - Outstanding Agricultural Education Teacher
  • Candice Franks, Badger HS, WI - Outstanding Middle/Secondary Ag Ed Program
  • Adam Zwiefelhofer, Chippewa Valley Technical College, WI - Outstanding Postsecondary Agriculture Program
  • Paul Larson, Freedom HS, WI (retired) - Lifetime Achievement Award
  • Rachel Sauvola, New Richmond HS, WI - Outstanding Service Citation

Contact Us

Agricultural Education
Ph: 715-425-3555
Fax: 715-425-3785
Location: 131 Agricultural Science Building
Mailing Address: 410 S. 3rd St., River Falls, WI 54022
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