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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 certification in agricultural education or for agricultural education teachers to add certification in a science area. Please contact Tim Buttles for information on the opportunities for add on certification.

Ag Ed Updates

Student Spotlights

Ag Education Major Tyler Foote selected to participate in the National Teach Ag Day Future Teacher Workshop.   Learn more

Ag Education Major Sam Tauchen received both the UWRF Chancellor's Award and College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Science Outstanding Senior Award. Sam is currently student teaching at Watertown-Mayer High School.

Ag Education Major Cierra Ehrke-Essock was crowned the 2015 Wisconsin Holstein Princess Attendant. She will represent the Wisconsin Holstein Association at events and dairy cattle shows and provide educational programming to elementary students. Cierra also earned the opportunity to represent Wisconsin in the Senior division of the prepared speaking contest at the National Holstein Convention in June. Learn more

UWRF Teams Successful in National Collegiate Agricultural Education Contests & Award Programs winning several top honors. Learn more

Ag Education majors Skylar Kraemer and Stacey Kunde receive NAAE scholarships. Learn more

Brittany Rambatt selected top student in the Home and/or Community Development area by the National FFA Organization. Learn more

UWRF students active in National Teach Ag Day. Learn more

Alumni Spotlights

Rachel Sauvola featured in the NAAE News and Views. Read more

Roger King named Wisconsin High School Teacher of the Year. Learn more

Shari Graffunder received a Crystal Apple Award. Watch the WMTV clip to learn more.

Marketing Communications alumnus Amber Elliot received the WHY (Wisconsin Holstein Youth) Friends award for her work helping youth in Dane County prepare for events including the dairy bowl competition held each year at the Wisconsin Junior Holstein Convention.

Kaleb Santy was recognized as the WIXX/Marian University November Teacher of the Month.

Several UWRF agricultural education alumni were recognized at the 2014 National Association of Agricultural Educators Convention:

  • Rachel Sauvola - Regional Agriscience Teacher of the Year Award
  • Jeanna James & Kristy Rothe - Regional Outstanding Young Member Award
  • Linda Petersen - Outstanding Middle/Secondary Ag Ed Program Award
  • Kristy Rothe - Ideas Unlimited
  • Amie Stillman - Teachers Turn the Key
  • Aaron Kilsdonk & Kirk Kramp - XLR8 - eXcellence in Leadership for Retention

Important Dates

September 6 - Academic Day for new UWRF students

September 7 - Classes start

September 14 - Ag Education Picnic (Tentative)

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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