UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN River Falls

  • Ag engineering student with professor in the CAD lab
  • Student and professor testing soil samples in the soils lab
  • Students measuring plants in the greenhouse
  • Cheese making
  • Swine Production class

College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences

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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Dairy Pilot Plant Renovation

The Dairy Pilot Plant Renovation began with a $100,000 gift from the Wisconsin Cheese Makers Association in June 2013. The project is anticipated to be complete spring 2020.

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Dairy Innovation Hub

The 2019-21 Wisconsin state budget secured $8.8 million in funding for the Dairy Innovation Hub, a research and industry support partnership between UW-Madison, UW-Platteville and UW-River Falls. Learn about the Dairy Innovation Hub at UWRF.

Latest Campus Information on COVID-19


2020 spring graduate Paul Tietz (environmental science) was one of the recipients of the Chancellor’s Award for Students. Read more.

The Dairy Innovation Hub at UW-River Falls has awarded six faculty research fellowships. Read more.

CAFES has announced the following 2020 award recipients: Wisconsin Distinguished Agriculturalist, CAFES Outstanding Faculty, Rochelle Junkman Seymour Award and Dr. Earl Hildebrand Memorial Award. Read more.

A new program in Environmental Engineering was approved to begin fall 2020. Read more.

2020 CAFES Scholarship Booklet

The CAFES 2020 Spring Scholarship Announcement booklet (PDF) is available to download. It contains all of the scholarship slides announced April 16 on the CAFES Facebook page.

Contact Us

College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences
laura.walsh@uwrf.edu
715-425-3535
Fax 715-425-3785
210 Agricultural Science
611 S. 3rd St.
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