An opportunity for leadership….


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Troy TalfordI really enjoyed the opportunity to take on leadership roles on campus through student organizations and through residence life. The friendships I developed as a Resident Assistant and Hall Manager are ones that I will cherish forever. All students should get involved in as many things as they possibly can. While the classroom prepares you for your career path, the interactions that you have outside of the classroom will prepare you just as much.

– Troy Talford 2005


Every week a new adventure…


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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

Corn and Beans and Oats, Oh My!


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1981 Crops Contest

The annual Wisconsin Crops Management Conference is just around the corner, so a crops related memory seems appropriate. If our records are correct this is a photo from the 1981 Invitational Crops Show. Do you remember judging silage or selecting the longest ear of corn? We’re sure Lou Greub and Steve Carlson are somewhere in the room…but can you identify the students?

Guidance makes a difference…



Starting December 2, 1946 as a fresh out of the army veteran, the staff at River Falls turned me from an “I can always quit student” into a “dedicated learner” by the time I graduated in May 1950. I went to work at the Appleton Vocational School on June 1, 1950. I had a very satisfying and enjoyable career thanks to the guidance of another River Falls Graduate, Lenard Warner. Len was a pace setter in Adult Ag Education in Wisconsin.

-Oliver Lerum, 1950

Forming Lifetime Friendships…


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I enjoyed my time at River Falls. The relationship between faculty and students was close. They knew their students when they saw them outside of class. I taught at Wild Rose High School for 4 years and Coleman High School for 30 years when I retired in 2003. The 34 years I spent teaching agriculture I saw a lot of change in agriculture as well as the students.

Thomas Welty – 1969

I was thankful to be able to live in the barracks while attending college there and many of those friendships have lasted a lifetime. I enjoyed teaching at Wittenberg and loved the opportunity to work for the DPI. I really enjoyed working with all the FFA officers as state FFA advisor.

Floyd Doering – 1949