Centre for Farm Management and Agricultural ExtensionSeptember 8, 2022 2022-09-08 21:31
Centre for Farm Management and Agricultural Extension
The Centre will be expected to serve as a base for teaching, research and extension works for agriculture related courses in the University. These are aimed towards the provision of the necessary platform to impact needed practical skills for the realization of the objectives of running agricultural education and services for agricultural development by the University. It involves establishing a farm that will provide field for practical training for the students of Agricultural Science Education and other related disciplines as well as work-aid opportunities for students.
The Centre is going to be fully complemented by its commercial operations of both Livestock and Crop Production activities, which will also serve to boost internally Generated Revenue (IGR) base of the University. It will comprise the following Units: Crops, Livestock, Fisheries and Aquaculture as well as Extension Services.
The Centre shall be involved in the management of agricultural resources of the university and the dissemination of agricultural information and technologies to farmers. It will also have a University farm which will serve as a training facility for staff and students in the department of Agricultural Education and related units, an experimental ground for new technologies and inventions in the area of agriculture and a commercial venture for the University.
The farm shall have areas covering all aspects of agriculture including crop production (arable and permanent), livestock production (ruminants, poultry and rabbitry), forestry, fishery, and Agricultural Technology (including farm machinery and agricultural processing and storage facilities).
The activities of the Centre shall be headed by a Director appointed by the Vice Chancellor who shall be a Professor from the Department of Agricultural Science Education while the day to day administration of the farm shall be by a professional Farm Manager.