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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The Dairy Pilot Plant Renovation began with a $100,000 gift from the Wisconsin Cheese Makers Association in June 2013. Its fundraising efforts continue and the project is anticipated to be completed January 2016.


CABME was made possible through a $250,000 gift from CHS, Inc., and is led by Brenda Boetel, associate professor of agricultural economics and UW-Extension agricultural marketing specialist.

CAFES News & Events

Professor Gary Onan was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to spend the 2016 spring semester at Banat University of Agricultural Science and Veterinary Medicine in Romania. Read more

UWRF will host the 55th Annual Agricultural Technology Contest on Saturday, March 28. Read more

The 10th annual Show Pig Sale will be held Saturday, April 4 at the Mann Valley Farm.

Bryce Krull will visit Washington, DC on March 18 as a National Ag Day delegate. Read morelink

For the first time, two UWRF students were invited to attend the AFA Food Institute in early February. Read more

Horticulture professor David Zlesak's new rose Above and Beyond, part of Bailey Nurseries First Edition program, has already received an award. Read more

Forty-nine members of the UWRF Dairy Club attended the Midwest Regional American Dairy Science Association - Student Affiliate Division (ADSA-SAD) Conference at the end of January. The Senior Quiz Bowl Team took first place for the third year in a row in the senior division. Read more

Contact Us

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