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.

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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

KARE 11 multimedia photojournalist Ben Garvin interviewed Horticulture Professor David Zlesak, last week. In this interview Dr. Zlesak talked about fall colors. This piece was aired on the KARE 11 News show on Saturday, October 3, 2015, to watch click here

Professor Steve Kelm talked to Al Ross, from the Wisconsin Public Radio program “Spectrum West with Al Ross”, about the UWRF Animal and Food Science Department and in particular about the Dairy Science program and the Dairy Judging Team.  Listen to the interview 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.

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