Centennial Celebration

Centennial: Capture CAFES Photo Contest!

Share a photo that best represents what CAFES means to you!

In this Centennial Year, we invited students to share a photo that best represented CAFES or demonstrated what CAFES meant to them.

THE CONTEST IS CLOSED. THANK YOU FOR YOUR ENTRIES! Click here to view all content entries.
The winners were announced at the Annual CAFES Awards Banquet on Wednesday, April 24th.

Congratulations to...
1st Place - Elizabeth Karrmann
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First Breath

This picture is the school's first foal of the year, just moments after she was born. To me, it symbolizes new experiences and the awe of new life.

2nd Place - Kayla Kruckenberg
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Looking Back but Moving Forward

I chose this photo to represent CAFES for one because it represents agriculture being a production animal, which many of the programs are involved with. This photo also represents us students, as we may be looking back on our pasts, but we are moving forward into our futures through this college and not letting anything stop us from reaching our goals.

3rd Place - Amber Greycarek


I chose this photo to represent CAFES because it shows the little things that are taken for granted from the outside population, that a majority of students are going to school for. We work hard as CAFES student to grow, amek, and produce things needed for people to survive. It's nice to appreciate the little things that take years to learn about, grow, and sell to consumers who do not always appreciate those things.

Honorable Mention - Molly Breitmun
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Service Learning

I chose this photo because my education in CAFES is preparing me to go further with my dreams than I had expected. This is a photo from the 2013 Destination service-learning trip to Moab, Utah. My friends and I who have taken classes within CAFES were especially prepared to share knowledge of plants, restoration, wildlife, wildfire, and then environment that enriched our experience even more.

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$100 for 1st place
$50 for 2nd place
$25 for 3rd place

Judges decisions are final.

Thank you to our photo contest judges...

Paul Kivlin
Paul is currently a Nutrient Management Specialist with UW-Extension but a professional photographer in a former life. His images have appeared in science and natural history publications and he continues to exhibit and sell his work at various art shows, including the Phipps Gallery and their Healing Arts Program.

Justin Luther
Justin is an Assistant Professor of Animal Science in CAFES and a 2000 Agricultural Education graduate of UW-River Falls. His area of interest is reproductive physiology. He spends a significant amount of time traveling in the Midwest region sharing his expertise in artificial insemination with producers, and his livestock judging skills with youth programs and county fairs.