PHILOSOPHY OF THE COLLEGE
The major philosophy of this College is the development of human capabilities towards ensuring a well-articulated agricultural process that will guarantee sustainable productivity of all agricultural products. This is with the aim of being self-sufficient in food, fiber and other natural resources. To this end, the rich and diverse agricultural and natural resources of the catchment areas of Joseph Ayo Babalola University and indeed the Nation at large will need to be transformed for sustainable socio-economic development.
The vision of the College is to be the fore-most College of Agriculture in this region and a reference point the world over. To this end, it is expected that the College will produce well articulated graduates who will be job creators and employers of labours.
To provide education in all agricultural fields and open continued opportunities for graduates of agriculture and related disciplines in their various areas of enterprise as they relate to national, regional and universal need and goals. It is also intended to focus on the small scale and resource poor farmers, with a versatile knowledge from the pool of resources of the University and to extend this appropriate knowledge from the College of Agricultural Sciences of the new innovations to them on time. A two way process of activity involving visits and participatory activities for local farmers and the University is to be evolved.
(i) Developing programmes covering the broad areas of agriculture,
(ii) To turn-out production-oriented graduates in agriculture, using hands-on approach in training the graduates.
(iii) To train personnel capable of teaching and conducting relevant research in agriculture and also capable of taking up employment anywhere in Nigeria in any aspect of agriculture and related areas.
(iv) To produce graduates who will profitably put their skills into operation by establishing and operating their own farming enterprises.
(v) To produce extension workers who should be able to communicate effectively with rural farmers taking cognizance of their present level of awareness.
(vi) To develop a virile agricultural extension mechanism that will adequately cater for the yawning of the local farmers.
(vii) To conduct research in various aspects of agriculture.