Overview

Salikneta Farm

This satelite campus houses the DLSAU AgriVet Sciences Institute and serves as an agritourism and research facility, primarily for the University's agriculture and life sciences students. Its facilities are also open to the public for educational and recreational purposes as well as spiritual or meditative activities.

History

Establishment of the Salikneta Farm

In March 1946 Don Salvador Z. Araneta, former Secretary of Agriculture and Natural Resources, established the Araneta Institute of Agriculture (AIA) in a 63 hectare farm in San Jose Del Monte, Ciudad Real, Bulacan. It will later be known as Salikneta, short for Saliksik sa Araneta [Research in Araneta].

A year later the Institute was transferred to Malabon becoming Araneta University(AU), then Araneta-University Foundation(AUF), and in 1978 was renamed the Greogorio Araneta University Foundation(GAUF).

The University was integrated with the De La Salle System in 1987 and became an official member of the System in 2002. Henceforth, it has been renamed the De La Salle Araneta University (DLSAU).

AgriVet Sciences

Founding of the AgriVet Sciences Institute

The Agrivet Sciences Institute was established in June 2011 under the leadership of Br. Narciso S. Erguiza, Jr. FSC. Seventeen (17) first year high school students and three second year transferees were admitted.

In concurrence with CHED Memorandum Order No. 14, Series 2008, the BS in Agriculture curriculum at DLSAU, Malabon Campus was revised and implemented in SY 2012-2013 at the Salikneta Farm, where all the students are in-residence.

The relocation of the program from DLSAU, Malabon Campus to Salikneta Farm was in response to the need of providing the students the appropriate setting and direct access to a practical laboratory where they can readily integrate or apply basic concepts/theories to agricultural/farming systems.

Also, the move was in support of the government’s program of addressing the shortage of agriculturists equipped with the fundamental knowledge and practical skills and possess an entry level of competencies in technical agriculture upon graduation.

Now in its third year of operation, the AGSI is home to 60 high school and 65 first and second year BS Agriculture students, with 95% and 97% of the enrollees as scholars, respectively.

Vision - Mission

Vision - Mission

De La Salle Agrivet Sciences Institute aims to be a leading Institution in the Agricultural Sciences and other relevant programs in Technology, as it responds to the needs and challenges of the country’s human resource and economy. With its integrated and experimental programs and methodologies in Basic Education and Agriculture, the Institute endeavors to produce proficient and technically-skilled graduates of the Agricultural program and/or generators of employment themselves.

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