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, the St. Croix Valley Bull Test and the UWRF Student Beef Management Team will host the annual bull test open house on Saturday, March 25, at the Dairy Learning Center. The event is free. The St. Croix Valley Bull Test Sale will take place at noon on April 15.

The 6th annual Rod Nilsestuen Legacy Event presents Leadership in an Uncertain Agricultural Economy with Douglas Wilson, CEO of Cooperative Resources International (CRI). Join us at 2 p.m. in the Kinnickinnic Theater on Monday, March 27.

The Ag Tech Contest will be held on Saturday, April 1.

Save the date for UWRF Ag Day on Campus on Tuesday, April 18. The theme is Who's Your Farmer? It will be held outside the University Center from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. with food, booths, games, and animals.

Contact Us

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