The first university college of agriculture in the tropics. It was established on March 6, 1909 as one of the first three units of the University of the Philippines System. It offers dynamic and relevant undergraduate and post-graduate curricular programs that promote science-based, relevant and sustainable agriculture and food sciences. It envisions itself to lead in promoting the development of a robust agriculture sector and industry that meets the challenges of food security and safety, poverty, climate change, and environmental sustainability.
Through its leadership and quality instruction, and research and extension work, the College of Agriculture (CA) received the prestigious Ramon Magsaysay Award (the equivalent of the Novel Prize) for International Understanding in 1977. The Commission on Higher Education (CHED) recognized CA as the Center of Excellence in Agriculture Education since 2007 to the present.