• Electricity lab
  • Crops and soils research 2017
  • Swine Production class
  • Cheese making
  • Ag Science building fall 2017

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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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 complete January 2019.

CAFES Centennial Logo
The College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences celebrated its 100 year anniversary during the 2012-13 school year.

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

News & Events

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. Read more.

John Deere announced the release of the HarvestLab™ 3000 with Manure Constituent Sensing. UW-River Falls faculty and students in agricultural engineering helped to ensure the technology would provide producers with accurate information on important nutrient constituents in the manure. Read more.

Eight UW-River Falls students assisted with tropical restoration efforts in the Bahamas this summer during a two-week course experience. 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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