The Experimental Farm of the University was established in the
fall of 1957 as an independent affiliated organization by the combination
of eight divisions, i.e. Administration, Agronomy, Horticulture,
Animal Husbandry, Forestry, Plant Pathology and Entomology, Agricultural
Chemistry, Agricultural Engineering, and an Accounting office. Under
the supervision of the Dean of the College of Bioresources and Agriculture,
the Experimental Farm conducts effective research, extension and
instruction programs for the agriculture related development activities.
Most of the practice courses of students and research experiments
of faculty are carried on here. The Experimental Farm has two separate
locations. One location with 9.04 hectares of land is situated southeast
of the campus, on section IV, Keelung Road. Another location, with
19.15 hectares of land lies at Ankeng near Taipei. The Experimental
Farm has a botanical garden for crops or varieties planted in the
garden. These crops include agronomy, horticulture crops and medical
herbs etc... It provides the material of students practice and observation.
The farm has a large collection of horticutural crops of tropical
and subtropical origin as well. These crops were propagated each
year for teaching and research purposes. The division of Animal
Husbandry of the Agricultural Experimental Farm raises dairy cattle,
pigs, chickens and goats for laboratory and research uses. Dairy
cattle rasising is one of the major works in the division. Recently,
embryo transfer and artificial insemination techniques have been
successfully used to improve the productivity of the dairy herd.
Rice, vegetables, flowers, juice, bread, ice cream and fresh milk
are produced on the Farm and selled to the faculty and students.