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.
CAFES students, faculty and friends have received several awards this spring. Congratulations to Dr. Holly Dolliver, recipient of the CAFES Outstanding Faculty Award as well as the UWRF Adviser of the Year Award; Dr. Ian Williams, recipient of the UWRF Distinguished Teacher Award; and Michael Yanny who was named the 2016 Wisconsin Distinguished Agriculturalist.
Five members of the UWRF Intercollegiate Horse Show Association (IHSA) Western Equestrian Team are advancing to the IHSA Western Semi-Finals Competition. Read more.
The UWRF Dairy Club placed 2nd in the junior division of the quiz bowl competition at the Midwest Regional American Dairy Science Association - Student Affiliate Division (ADSA-SAD), among other recognitions. Read more.
More than $800,000 in grants have been awarded to UW-River Falls Plant and Earth Science department faculty. The three grants include one to Dr. Brian Smith for the development of a new grape cultivar, the second to Dr. Yoana Newman and Dr. Natasha Macnack to fill a need for forage/soil quality and grazing management field instrumentation, and finally a third grant to Dr. Jill Coleman-Wasik and Dr. Jarod Blades to support projects that build on the Kinni Watershed Consortium. Read more.
The UW System Board of Regents has approved our new Agricultural Engineering program. This new program is set to start welcoming students in the Fall 2016. For more information visit the new Agricultural Engineering homepage