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

The Valentine's Day Flower Sale sponsored by the Horticulture Society will be held in the Ag Science building near the Dean's Office on Wednesday, Feb. 10 and in the University Center on Thursday, Feb. 11 and Friday Feb. 12. Cut flowers (roses, carnations, mum, etc) can be purchased individually or as an arrangement.

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.

Crops and soils student Joseph Markgraf graduated this December in only 2.5 years. Read his story here.

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

Applications for student workers on the UWRF Laboratory Farms and the ANFS Department will be accepted on an ongoing basis as positions become available. Visit the ANFS homepage for details.

Contact Us

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