UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN River Falls
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.
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.
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.
Animal Science Associate Professor Kurt Vogel has been named the UWRF Distinguished Teacher of the Year. Read more.
A new office, the Ecological Restoration Institute has opened in the Plant and Earth Science Department to enhance student skills in natural resource management through hands-on trainings/certifications and work experiences associated with restoration projects. Read more.