Welcome to the CAFES Alumni Association

The UW-River Falls College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences Alumni Association was organized in 1983. It operates under the leadership of a nine member Board of Directors elected by members. The Board also includes two ex officio members, an executive secretary and the Dean of the College. The Association exists under the auspices of the UWRF Alumni Association and UWRF Foundation. By-laws are available to any member upon request.

We encourage alumni to stay connected with the College and the Alumni Association through our email and print newsletters, online social media channels, alumni events and gatherings throughout the year, and other opportunities to interact with current students.

Get Involved

Explore these suggestions to get involved with other CAFES alumni and the future of the CAFES!

Share Your Time and Talent with CAFES!

To get involved, fill out this form, indicate your area(s) interest and we will be in contact soon.

  • Becoming a mentor
  • Serving on alumni board
  • Hosting an alumni event
  • Hosting/sponsoring a student intern
  • Assisting with recruitment events
  • Receiving recruitment materials to share with a prospective student and more.

Complete the Online Form

Interested in becoming a mentor?  Find more information here about the Alumni Link program.

More Ways to Get Involved

  • Refer a student to attend UWRF 
  • Make a financial contribution to CAFES
    • Contribute to a scholarship
    • Provide support for our alumni events and/or the cost of mailing the FencePost newsletter
    • Support programming needs in your former major
    • Speak with someone in the College or UWRF Foundation to discuss additional ways to support our students
  • Nominate a fellow alumna or faculty member for awards 
  • Attend events
    • Annual CAFES Senior Supper recognizing CAFES graduating seniors
    • World Dairy Expo, Farm Technology Days, and other alumni events listed here
  • Volunteer as a guest speaker for UWRF classes, UWRF student organizations, or local high school agricultural programs 
  • Hire CAFES students
    • Whether you're looking for new hires or a summer intern, consider hiring a student from one of our many programs

Upcoming Events


CAFES Alumni Summer Picnic

  • Tuesday July 20, 4-7pm at Custer Farms just west of Chippewa Falls, and north of the Wisconsin Farm Technology Days site.  Doug Custer, one of the owners along with his father and brother, is a 2003 graduate of the agronomy program.  The picnic meal will be served starting at 5pm, catetred by Billy's Catering of Bloomer - charcoal chicken, hotdogs, and a selection of salads. Thanks to a generous donor the event is free, but we ask that you register by July 13.  Register here!

World Dairy Expo 

  • Friday, Otober 1, 5 pm, Monona Room at the Exhibition Hall at the Alliant Energy Center

Veiw all UWRF Alumni Events.

CAFES History

Read about the history of CAFES from 1960 to 2006 on our history website.

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Contact Us

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