• Ag engineering student with professor in the CAD lab
  • Student and professor testing soil samples in the soils lab
  • Students measuring plants in the greenhouse
  • Cheese making
  • Swine Production class

College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences

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.

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Dairy Pilot Plant Renovation

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.

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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.

News & Events

Thanks to alumni, faculty/staff and friends of the College we raised just over $10,000 in our annual online Donate for a Difference Day on Nov. 4. All funds support our student organizations and judging teams. Thank you.

Congratulations to Dr. Natasha Rayne, Associate Professor of Soil Science and a recipient of the 2021 UW System Outstanding Women of Color in Education Award!  The award was established in 1994 to honor women of color from around the state for their leadership in making significant and lasting contributions to their campuses, their communities or both. Natasha will be formally recognized at the November Board of Regents meeting.

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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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