The College Farm was formed as a result of the transformation of the College into a parastatal organization in 1991.
The College Farm was formed as a result of the transformation of the College into a parastatal organization in 1991. The College before then was sharing facilities at Content Farm with other departments of Ministry of Agriculture. At the moment, the land that has been allocated to BCA covers about 700 ha much of it being suitable for grazing ruminants. In November 1995, a farm manager was employed by BCA to start the development process of the farm so that it could be in a position to service the needs of the college in the areas of productive teaching, research, and viable commercial agricultural ventures.
Objectives of the farm
The first and major objective of the BCA Farm is to provide facilities and services for teaching, as it is the major objective of the establishment of BCA as stated under section 3(1) of the BCA act No 9 1991.
Provide student-managed practical plots
Provide demonstration plots for practical classes
Provide structures for both crop and livestock demonstrations
Provide structures and animals for practical training in animal production
Be a facility for Field Practical Training
The second objective of College Farm is to provide facilities for research by:
Providing research plots for staff and student projects
Providing structures and experimental animals for staff and student research projects
Permitting students to carry out meaningful and well-planned research projects during which a lot of practical skills can be acquired.