Student Organizations

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The College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences supports very active student organizations, intercollegiate teams, and social and academic fraternities/sororities. Visit FalconSync, our online student organization portal. Or click on each student organization below for more information and how you can get involved!

Student Organizations

CAFES Student Advisory Council

The CAFES Student Advisory Council is an organization comprised of representatives from each student organization in the College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences. Membership is by invitation only.

Get more info on FalconSync

Agricultural Business and Marketing Society

The Agricultural Business and Marketing Society unites students, educators, and professionals to develop social capital, leadership skills, and technical knowledge in order to advance and celebrate agriculture. Membership is open to all current UWRF student, alumni, educators, and industry professionals.

Member meetings are held every second Thursday of the month

Request to join on FalconSync or check out the UWRF society website here

Agricultural Communicators of Tomorrow

The mission of the Agricultural Communicators of Tomorrow (ACT) is to build relationships among agricultural communication professionals, college students and faculty, to provide professional and academic development for members and to promote agriculture through communication.

Find out more about the UWRF chapter and the national organization

Agricultural Education Society

The Agricultural Education Society promotes agricultural education and FFA, gives agricultural educators valuable experiences to better understand their future roles as agriculture teachers, and provides opportunities for all students to participate in a variety of activities and experiences such as parliamentary procedure workshops and judging, state and national FFA conventions, and organizing of the Agricultural Technology Contest.

Meetings are held bi-weekly on Wednesdays at 8 p.m.

Request to join on FalconSync or find out more here

Agricultural Industry Club

The mission of the Agricultural Industry Club is to provide members with experiences in the agricultural industry in order to develop skills to prepare students for their future careers, including club trips and fundraising projects.

Find out more here

Association of Women in Agriculture

The Association of Women in Agriculture (AWA) prepares its members of a career in agriculture and agriculture-related fields, aids women in agriculture in achieving their goals, improves communication among women in agriculture, and support the general betterment of agriculture.

Click here for info about AWA at UWRF

Beef Management Team

This is a new student organization as of spring 2014. The faculty adviser is Amy Radunz, assistant professor in animal science. More information can be found here.

Block and Bridle Club

The UWRF Block and Bridle Club is for students interested in swine, sheep, beef, dairy, goat, and equine. Block and Bridle provides students with the opportunity to develop livestock skills and to interact with others interested in the advancement of animal agriculture. The club hosts educational agricultural experiences, service activities, and social events.

Meetings are the second Tuesday of the month

Find out more here and request to join on FalconSync

Collegiate Farm Bureau

The Collegiate Farm Bureau educates and develops leadership skills within the university community regarding production agriculture, food sciences and agribusiness, and works cooperatively with the Wisconsin Farm Bureau in order to promote the policies, goals and purposes of Farm Bureau.

Find out more on Facebook or request to join on FalconSync

Collegiate Farmers Union

The UWRF chapter of the Wisconsin Farmers Union is a member-driven organization committed to enhancing the quality of life for family farmers, rural communities, and all people through educational opportunities, cooperative endeavors, and civic engagement.

Find out more about the UWRF chapter and the Wisconsin Farmers Union

Companion Animal Respect and Education Club

Companion Animal Respect and Education (CARE) Club is a social organization at UWRF for anyone with a general interest in companion animals. It allows members to network with experienced individuals within the industry and advocates for opportunities within the companion animal industry.

Request to join and find out more

Crops and Soils Club

The UWRF Crops and Soils Club is for anyone (major or non-major) with an interest in the growth of crops.

Meetings are every other Wednesday at 5 p.m. in Ag Sci 217

Request to join here or visit the Facebook group here

Dairy Club

The UWRF Dairy Club is the largest dairy club in the nation and is open to ANY UWRF student with an interest in the dairy industry. The goal of the Dairy Club is to provide opportunities for student to enhance their knowledge of the dairy industry through educational events, leadership roles, networking opportunities, and professional conferences.

General meetings are the third Thursday of the month in Ag Sci 200 at 7:30 p.m.

Request to join and find out more here

Falcon 4-H

Falcon 4-H is a club for those interested in continuing participation in 4-H related work. The club allows students to continue to develop leadership skills. In addition, it is a great opportunity to make new friends and give back to the River Falls community with various service events. Students will have the opportunity to organize various service and social events for club members. And, of course, collegiate 4-Hers will have plenty of opportunities to help the 4-H community at local, state, and national events!

Club meetings are held every other Thursday at 6 p.m. in Ag. Sci. 333.

The president is Sandra Pumper. You can join on FalconSync or Facebook.

Falcon Pulling Team

The Falcon Pulling Team provides students with practical experiences in the design of drive train systems, tractor performance, manufacturing processes, analysis of tractive forces, weight transfer, and strength of materials. Student will also develops skills in communication, leadership, teamwork, fundraising, testing, and development.

Weekly meetings are Wednesdays in the Ag Engineering Annex rooms 166/170 at 6 p.m.

Click here for more info

Food Science Club

The UWRF Food Science Club is for all students who love food, science, and technology! The club attends Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) events and the IFT quiz bowl.

Get info about the UWRF club and click here for info about IFT Student Association

Geological Society

The UWRF Geological Society is an educational and social organization providing hands-on activities, field trips, and professional development opportunities for all students interested in the earth sciences.

Like the Facebook page here or get more info on FalconSync

Horseman's Association

The UWRF Horseman's Association provides the community and its members with the opportunity to explore the equine industry through educational events, show experience, on-campus experiences, and conferences. This organization is for all UWRF equestrian students.

Request to join on FalconSync or get more info here

Horticulture Society

The UWRF Horticulture Society represents students pursuing horticulture as a vocation, avocation, or hobby by providing information related to plants, fruits, vegetables, landscaping, greenhouses, and other horticulture topics through bulletins, literature, tours, field trips, speakers, and special projects.

Request to join for more info on FalconSync

Poultry Club

The UWRF Poultry Club is for anyone interested in the poultry industry. Club activities include involvement in national poultry judging competitions, conducting 4-H workshops, organizing high school FFA contests, and hosting omelet sales.

Meetings are bi-weekly at 6pm in Ag Sci 144

Request to join on FalconSync

Pre-Veterinary Club

The Pre-Vet Club is for students with an interest in veterinary medicine in order to share ideas, network, and do activities to broaden their understanding of the veterinary field. The Pre-Vet Club attends the national American Pre-Veterinary Medical Association Symposium yearly, and also is very active in community service, fundraising, and social networking activities.

Find out more and request to join on FalconSync

Resource Management Club

The Resource Management Club is dedicated to involving students in all aspects of resource management through hands-on experience and outdoor activities. The Club helps to manage two small prairie plots in Larson Park and donates time to aid in wildlife monitoring.

Meetings are the first and third Tuesday of the month at 5 p.m. in Ag Sci 116

Request to join on FalconSync or find out more on Facebook

Rodeo Club

The Rodeo Club is for all students who love rodeos and want to keep the western heritage alive. The Rodeo Club hosts an annual rodeo the third weekend in September and members compete in rodeos throughout the Midwest. The Rodeo Club also hosts social activities all year, including trail rides, barn dances, and rodeo round-up.

Meetings are held the first and third Tuesday of the month

Request to join on FalconSync or click here for more info

Student Alliance for Local and Sustainable Agriculture

The Student Alliance for Local and Sustainable Agriculture (SALSA) is open to all student passionate about organic, sustainable and local agriculture, and seeks to create a sustainable campus food revolution from the ground up. SALSA has attended the MOSES conference, submitted a proposal for a student garden, and hosts many social events such as movie showings, speakers, Earth Day events, and picnics.

Request to join for more info on OrgSync

Social & Professional Agricultural Fraternities and Sororities

Alpha Gamma Rho

The Alpha Psi Chapter of Alpha Gamma Rho is a social and professional fraternity bonding members who are pursuing careers in the agriculture, food, and fiber industries.

Click here for more info about the Alpha Psi Chapter and the national Alpha Gamma Rho organization

Alpha Tau Alpha

The Alpha Mu Chapter of Alpha Tau Alpha is a National Professional Honorary Agricultural Education Organization that prepares individuals who have chosen a career in agricultural education or extension education. Alpha Tau Alpha sponsors a Shadow Day for incoming agricultural education majors each spring, among other activities.

Find out more on FalconSync or view the national organization here

Alpha Zeta

Alpha Zeta is a professional honorary society for students and professionals in the fields of agriculture and natural resources. It is the oldest fraternal society for men and women in agriculture.

 Find out more on FalconSync or the professional organization

Delta Theta Sigma

The Epsilon Chapter of Delta Theta Sigma secures a high degree of scholarship, fosters the spirit of brotherhood in our vocation, and insures social and cultural unity, in order to promote agriculture.

Click here for the national organization

Pi Alpha Xi

The UWRF chapter of Pi Alpha Xi promotes scholarship, fellowship, professional leadership, and then enrichment of human life through plants.

Click here for info on the UWRF chapter of Pi Alpha Xi and find more about the national organization

Sigma Alpha

The motto of the Beta Zeta Chapter of the Sigma Alpha Sorority is "Women Excelling in Agriculture" and their goal is to foster academic excellence and professional development while encouraging networking and lifelong bonds for women leading the agricultural industry.

Click here for the UWRF chapter website and here for the national organization

Intercollegiate Teams

Academic Quadrathlon Team
Animal Welfare Judging Team
Crop Judging Team
Dairy Cattle Judging Team
Equestrian Team (Intercollegiate Horse Show Association)
Floral Crop Quality Evaluation Team
Food Science Quiz Bowl Team
Horse Judging Team
Meat Animal Evaluation Team
Poultry Evaluation Team
Quarter Scale Tractor Team
Soils Judging Team

Student Organization, Club and Team News

The Crops Judging Team and the Soils Judging Team both placed 3rd at the NACTA Judging Competition.

The UWRF Dairy Challenge team earned 1st place at the North American Intercollegiate Dairy Challenge. The team of four led by Dr. Sylvia Kehoe competed against 128 students from 32 universities.

Five members of the UWRF Intercollegiate Horse Show Association (IHSA) Western Equestrian Team are advancing to the IHSA Western Semi-Finals Competition March 19-20. Congratulations to Isabella Groover, Emily Lehmann, Morgan Pliszka, Alyssa Tomei and Melissa Warme.

The UWRF Dairy Club earned 2nd place at the 2016 Regional ADSA-SAD Conference in the junior division of the quiz bowl competition. UW-River Falls was also recognized as having the best participation in the educational workshops at the conference and for bringing the biggest group while being from the smaller campus. Congratulations also to Charles Moore who was elected 1st Vice President and Eryn Orth who retired as Secretary/Treasurer.

Five CAFES students participated in the Southern Agricultural Economics Association (SAEA) Agribusiness Quiz Bowl Competition. Students were randomly divided into teams with students from other schools. The team with UWRF student Mike Unruh cam in 3rd place out of 35 total teams, plus teams with Jacob Prill and Emily Polikowsky both placed in the top 10.

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