My UWRF education prepared me well for the career I am currently in today. My core business and agronomy classes provided me with a solid foundation in my field. However, CAFES prepared me for more than just my current job. They laid the ground work for my entire professional career. While I was a student in CAFES, I was exposed to many facets of agriculture, opportunities, and people who shared the same desire for agriculture as I did. It was through these experiences that I gained an awareness of what it meant to be an agriculture graduate, and of the endless opportunities open to me now and in the future.
– Ashley Gausman (Sollman) 2009
– Chad Glaze 1997
My favorite memory of campus is being involved with CAFES TV. This was a campus TV show dedicated to the College of Agriculture, Food & Environmental Sciences. The newscast for CAFES TV was able to participate in many activities on and off campus. I met so many more people on campus because of my involvement and every week was a new adventure. Loved it!
-Ann Prescott (Schmitz) 1999
The 1990 Organization of the Year on campus: The Horseman’s Association! This is a photo of the 1990-91 club with advisor Larry Kasten on the right. We do not have any information on who these club members are…do you recognize yourself? Your friends? If so, we want to hear from you! Please comment on this post.
Crops and Soils Club was great….we had a lot of fun. The Crops and Soils picnic was an annual event. One year, we thought we had remembered all of the required picnic items until Dr. Cosgrove reminded us of the need for sauerkraut. We never forgot it in the future.
- Submitted by Kevin Ballman, Class of 1998
We had so much fun in Dr. Brad Mogen’s Biology class. Most of this fun was due to the instructor, however there was this boy who sat behind me that would always make his own fun. He and Dr. Mogen always got along so well, too. This boy could kill a pesky fly in one swoop. I do not know what came over me other than he had a better grade than me. After multiple tutoring sessions and my required tutoring breaks at Dairy Queen, this boy made Biology so understandable. We married in 2000 and currently have five boys of our own. We’re just trying to figure out the girl recipe. By the way, this boy’s name is Kevin Ballman.
-Submitted by Christine (Eidem) Ballman,
German Education Major (Class of 1996)
Remember the Association of Women in Agriculture (AWA) Lock-In in October 1992? Lewi May spent more than an hour in jail, serving the longest of anyone. Michelle Batterman, AWA President, reported one attempted jail break. Steve Carlson attacked the jail with two loaded water machine guns. He was arrested to serve his 15 minutes sentence.
The first College of Agriculture Alumni Homecoming was held on Saturday, October 17, 1992 at the Campus Farm. Approximately 160 alumni came by for the hog roast and the dairy judging and flower judging activities.
Similarly, this year on Saturday, September 29, 2012 all of our alumni are invited to attend our Centennial year homecoming hog roast at the Dairy Learning Center, Mann Valley Farm. We will start serving at 4:30 p.m. Bring your family and enjoy kids activities and tours of the farm!
UWRF is a great college!
I had some good friends and times when I went to UWRF. I also got more education in a field that I love and is a part of me. It worked out really well that my brother and sister and I all went to the same college together. We helped each other out with transportation, rent, food and other things.
I am also very appreciative to Lewi May. He helped my parents, and me, out by identifying some health concerns stemming from an injury I sustained. We learned about the severity of my health problems after college. I’m fortunate to still have some abilities and intelligence higher than a high school equivalent education.
- Submitted by Mary Halfman (Class of 1991)