Center of Excellence in Agriculture

Manresa Farm Laboratory

This 64 ha farm, acquired by Fr William F Masterson SJ in 1956, serves as the experimental station of the College of Agriculture.  Various sections of the farm support teaching and learning, research and extension.

Crop production

Vegetables and root crops, cereals and legumes, industrial crops, fruit trees, herbs and spices, pasture and forage, Urban Agriculture demonstration area

Animal production

Poultry, swine, cattle, goat and sheep

Integrated farming systems

Sustainable Animal Farming and Ecological System (SAFES), Manresa Integrated Diversified Agro-Ecological System (MIDAS)

Production support

Feed mill, swine artificial insemination lab, fruit tree nursery, soil laboratory, seed technology lab, plant pest clinic, farm machineries, farm shop, biocontrol lab, vermicomposting facilities, natural farming extract production

Postharvest operations

Areas and equipment for drying, shelling, milling, egg sorting, slaughtering and dressing, chilling and freezing   

Food Product Development

Processing area for milk, meat, fish, fruits and vegetables dehydration facility, equipment for grinding, chilling and freezing, sealing and packing, cold storage rooms, quality control and sensory evaluation lab

Organization and management of an agribusiness


A student-managed agribusiness enterprise laboratory is being developed

It also hosts a Butterfly Garden and a Wildlife Rescue and Rehabilitation area in partnership with DENR-10.


Main campus laboratories

Several laboratories in the main campus also support instruction, research and extension: proximate analysis, microbiology, tissue culture, geoinformatics, animal anatomy and physiology, and crop science general analytical services. A multimedia lab and studio support the Development Communication program.


Other XU farms

Students also have hands-on farm exposure opportunities in Sumilao and Maramag farms.