The College of Agriculture offers excellent facilities for students conducive to
create a comfortable and quality learning environment. The Agriculture building
located on the main campus provides classroom and laboratories for courses in
horticulture, animal science, entomology, plant pathology, plant physiology, tissue
culture, soil science, agronomy, aquaculture, crop protection, and agribusiness.
Students can also utilize the laboratories and campus greenhouses for special projects
in directed reading and research courses. A well-equiped micro-computer laboratory
is also available for student usage.
A unique feature of the College of Agriculture is the University of Hawaii at Hilo
Agricultural Farm Laboratory. On 125 acres of land, students can experience practical
learning in various enterprises such as: anthuriums, ornamental foliage and
floriculture plants, vegetables, beef, swine, goats, poultry, bee keeping, macadamia,
bananas, papayas, guava, and aquaculture. Students have also access to areas devoted
to non-circulating hydrophonics, sustainable agriculture and forestry. Because direct
application of newly gained knowledge is an integral part of the college's educational
goals, many laboratories and courses are based on the farm.
Hilo's location in the center of a large agribusiness community also offers
opportunities for field trips to many diversified agriculture and aquaculture
Click here for specific enterprises.