• Electricity lab
  • Crops and soils research 2017
  • Swine Production class
  • Cheese making

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.

 SmallWEB_4266 Dairy Pilot Plant R2D

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 UWRF Mann Valley Farm Compost Sale will be held October 6, 7, 8, 12, and 19. Click here for more information.

Congratulations to Dr. David Zlesak, the UWRF 2017 Distinguished Teacher of the Year. Read more.

Dr. Beth Rausch, Assistant Professor of Animal Science, received the 2017 Keith Wurtz Award for Teaching Excellence for junior faculty. Read more.

Congratulations to Dr. Matthew Digman, Assistant Professor of Agricultural Engineering. He is one of only nine researchers from across the country to receive funds from the U.S. Alfalfa Farmer Research Initiative. Dr. Digman, along with student researchers, will investigate the impact of tedding on the economic production of alfalfa silage. 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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