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.

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

On March 16-17, the UW-Extension Farm Management Assessment Team will host the UW-River Falls Assessment Center. The purpose of this two-day event is to assess the management skill levels of participants by identifying and evaluating individual managerial and leadership capacities. This opportunity is open to the first 12 CAFES majors to register (preference to juniors and seniors). See the brochure for details. Download the registration form.

The Center for Agricultural Business and Management (CABME) is offering funding for undergraduate research projects related to agricultural production problems or agricultural business. CABME will contribute a maximum of $3000 per project. Projects should begin this summer and end no later than spring 2018. Project proposals are due March 22, 2017. For more information, requirements, and for proposal form visit the CABME Research website.

Find out more about our two new majors: Agricultural Engineering and Food Science and Technology.

Contact Us

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