Exemplary Christian Education that is responsive to the needs of the country for agricultural development and in attaining global competitiveness


National progress is strongly dependent upon agricultural development. The College of Agriculture is making a five-fold contribution to national progress through (1) agricultural research, (2) agricultural extension, (3) agricultural development, (4) resident agricultural instruction, and (5) developing deep-rooted spiritual values in its students.


The college's mission is to instruct students in agricultural practices that have been advanced and developed scientifically. Additionally, instruction is provided on how to apply one's training to careers as a farmer, farm manager, educator, or employee of a private company that manufactures and sells agricultural supplies, equipment, and goods as well as of various government agencies with a focus on agriculture.


The College uses scientific investigational techniques in its agricultural research to address relevant agricultural issues. The College works to teach off-campus groups of farmers how to use cutting-edge farming methods through agricultural extension, using data gathered from research and through contacts with the practices of actual farmers. The college is transforming 19 hectares of land into productive agricultural properties that will serve as "show windows" and field laboratories for both the students and farming communities.


General Objectives

  1. Striving for excellence in agricultural education for local, regional, national, and international development.

  2. Creating curricular offerings in agriculture and agricultural engineering that are relevant to the programs and projects of the regional and national government.

  3. Developing linkages with regional, national, and international institutions and agencies for the promotion of relevant instruction applied research, and effective technology transfer of improved, scientific, and practical farm practices for adoption in the rural communities in the region and the country as a whole.

  4. Integrating courses into the curricula will develop students to have deep-rooted spiritual values of personal conduct and human relations as a necessary tool to serve both God and their fellowmen. 


Specific Objectives

1.  Instruction

  1. Providing the student with knowledge in both theoretical and practical aspects of agriculture through classroom instruction and by actual work in the experimental fields and the laboratory rooms.

  2. Producing professional agriculturists and agricultural engineers who will become progressive farmers, farm managers, educators, entrepreneurs, and employees in private institutions and government agencies.

  3. Instituting a program of faculty development to cope with the rapid advances in the various fields of agriculture and agricultural engineering.

2.  Research

  1. Investigating problems and situations pertinent to the region’s agriculture and the development of its rural population.

  2. Developing linkages with research institutions and agencies in addition to the existing research programs and projects.

  3. Providing students the opportunity to apply the methods of scientific investigation to find answers to pertinent agricultural problems by requiring them to conduct independent research studies under the supervision of advisers in their major fields as contributions to research outputs.

  4. Sponsoring research symposia for dissemination of research outputs.

3.  Extension

  1. Training off-campus groups of farmers and non-farmers on short courses.

  2. Conducting lectures, seminars, and conferences for the farmers and extension workers in the region.

  3. Disseminating research findings through publications, seminars, and symposia.

4. Commercialization

  1. Marketing the research products of the College