College of Agriculture

The birth of the College of Agriculture of the Isabela State University can be traced back from footprints of Bureau of Vocational Education in the 40’s.  The old site which was then the Echague Farm School, which through land purchase program, increased its land area to become the seat of the University.  During the 50’s the Vocational Education established Rural High Schools all over the country and luckily Echague was a recipient of the program situated at Macalauat, Echague, Isabela.  But because of peace and order problem in the 40’s, the school was then transferred to the Echague Farm School Site and became the Echague Rural High School.  It was during this period when the High School curriculum of the Bureau of Vocational Agriculture gave emphasis on “Learning by Doing” which means one hour theory and 3 hours field work on a daily basis.
In the mid 60’s, the Rural High School was then converted into the Echague Agriculture and Forestry School (EAFS) offering two years Associate in Agriculture and Forest Ranger courses. In 1971, the offering of four-year courses was approved.
In 1972, the EAFS was converted into the Isabela State College of Agriculture (ISCA) and was eventually converted into a University in 1978 by PD 1434, where Agriculture with majors in Agronomy and Animal Husbandry being its lead programs. The Isabela State College of Agriculture grew up very fast to expand its academic program offerings: Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Education (BSAEd), Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Engineering (BSAEn), Bachelor of Science in Home Technology (BSHT), Bachelor of Science in Forestry (BSF) and other two-year courses.
The decree merged two State Colleges, the Cagayan Valley Institute of Technology at Cabagan, Isabela and Isabela State College of Agriculture at Echague, Isabela (as the administrative center of the University) and integrated the college levels of the Isabela School of Arts and Trades at Ilagan, Isabela; San Mateo Vocational and Industrial School, San Mateo, Isabela; Jones Rural School,  Jones, Isabela and Roxas Memorial Agricultural and Industrial School (RMAIS) at Roxas, Isabela into the University.
In pursuit of its mandate for quality education and excellence in the fields of  Agriculture and Agribusiness Management, several personalities provided the leadership of the College of Agriculture, Dr. Toribio L. Adaci in 1984–1985; Dr. Nelson T. Binag  in 1985-1987; Dr. Francisco M. Basuel in 1987–1992; Dr. Virgilio R. Anolin in 1992–1993; Dr. Henry M. Lobo in 1994; Dr. Domingo D. Laud in 1995 – 1996; Dr. Rogelio B. Eustaquio in 1994-1995 and 1997–2001; Dr. Robinson M. Perez in 2002-2006; Dr. Danilo R. Pinera in 2006–2007; Dr.  Florante A. Balico 2007-2008, Dr. Nilo E. Padilla in 2008-2011, Dr. Adoracion L. Salvador, 2011- July 2012, Dr. Florante A. Balico, August 2012-2013; Dr. Elpidio R. Domingo in 2013-2014 and Dr. Ramon D. Velasco in 2014 to present.
More effort made to elevate the course offerings through AACCUP and CHED evaluations. The College was awarded by the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) as the National University College of Agriculture (NUCA) in _____ and Center of Development (COD) in Agriculture in the region in September 2008. It is also accredited by the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) as the Assessment Center for Horticulture NC II and  Animal  Production  NC II. Accredited Level IV in BSA and BSAB Programs, the highest accreditation level in the country and Level 2 in BSAH Program was given to the College by the Accrediting Agency of Chartered Colleges and Universities in the Philippines (AACCUP).


1. Provide quality and balanced curricular programs to suit the needs of students in terms of intellectual and technical skills with utmost competency imbued with spiritual, moral and social development for them to become a well-rounded member of the society.

2. Transform students into citizens enriched with moral and spiritual values to become productive, sensitive, and responsive to economic, social, environmental, and political issues in order for them to contribute in the improvement of the quality of life in their community, the country and whole of humanity.

3. Support the manpower requirements of the region and the country for sustainable development by producing graduates equipped with knowledge, skills, and competence needed in the local, national and global markets.

4. Pursue its commitment to strengthen its leadership as the regional agricultural center of excellence in the areas of Instruction, Research and Extension and other fields of distinctive competence.


Objectives of BSA Program

The program aims to educate students in the scientific habit of thought, entrepreneurial skills and prepare them to become professionals with entry-level competencies in technical agriculture.

A graduate of the BSA Program shall be able to:

• Manifest adequate competence in the field of advanced instruction and research capabilities towards the attainment of food security for the increasing population;

•Possess comprehensive knowledge and skills  who will respond to sustainable productivity and development scheme towards the improvement of the quality of life of the Filipino people particularly in Region 2;

•Demonstrate critical inquiry and independent research capabilities for the advancement of Crop and Animal Science;

•Promote institutional linkages and development assistance towards sustainable development in the countryside; and

•Develop concerted efforts among studentry, faculty and the in the attainment of greater efficiency and effectiveness in the pursuit of better intellectual and professional advancement.

Objectives of BSAB Program

The program aims to produce educated, well-rounded professionals in Agribusiness, capable of meeting the national and global needs for highly trained managers, academic, researchers, extension workers and entrepreneurs

A graduate of the BSAB Program shall be able to:

  • Apply concepts, principles and theories in business, economics and marketing in running and managing agribusiness ventures in response to the societal need of food security and environmental protection and sustainability;
  • Formulate, implement, monitor and evaluate systems-oriented, strategic agribusiness plans and programs;
  • Demonstrate effective problem-solving and  tactical decision-making abilities in planning and other multi tasks of an agricultural businessman;
  • Exhibit entrepreneurial skills and attitudes, professional work ethics in team and organization management; and
  • Exhibit leadership in paving the way for new frontiers in agribusiness, agriculture and related industries.

Objectives of BSAH Program

            The program aims to produce technically equipped and skilled graduates coupled with moral and spiritual value in meeting the challenges in the national and global economy.

A graduate of the BSAH Program shall be able to:

  • Possess the necessary technical and managerial skills for them to become globally competitive in the field of animal production;
  • Apply the knowledge and skills to effectively respond to the demands and challenges, and contribute to the quality life in Region 02;
  • Develop desirable attitudes, behaviour and values to become competent and highly trained and skilled animal husbandman;
  • Manifest professional confidence  in handling and solving situational problems and in the formulation of work plans in animal production, and
  • Demonstrate effective and appropriate strategies in the establishment and development of sustainable animal husbandry practices.



Graduate Programs

Ched Center of Development in Agriculture Identified as one of the National Universities and Colleges of Agricultute (NUCA) in the regions.

  • Ph. D in Community Development
  • Ph. D in Agricultural Sciences
    • Major in Crop Science
    • Major in Animal Science
  • Master of Science in Agricultural Sciences
    •  Major in Crop Science
    • Major in Animal Science

Undergraduate Programs

  • Bachelor of Science in Animal Husbandry
  • Bachelor of Science in Agriculture
    • Major in Crop Science
    • Major in Animal Science
    • Soil Science
  • Bachelor of Science in Agri-Business
  • Bachelor of Science in Forestry
  • Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science



  • 4h Club
  • Active Agriculturist Association (Triple A)
  • Philippine Junior Agricultural Executive Society (PJAES)




Contact Details:
Dean, College of Agriculture
Address: CA Bldg., Echague, Isabela
Contact Number: (078) 323-1440


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