The birth of the College of Agriculture of the Isabela State University can be traced back from the footprints of the Bureau of Vocational Education in the 40's. Having expanded through land purchase, the old site which was then the Echague Farm School became the seat of the ISU. During the 50's the Vocational Education established Rural High School all over the country and luckily, Echague became a recipient of the program situated at Macalauat, Echague, Isabela. But because of peace and order problem in the 40's, the school was then transferred to the Echague Farm School Site and became the Echague Rural High School. It was during this period where the High School curricula of the Bureau of Vocational Agriculture gave emphasis on “Learning by Doing” which means one hour theory and 3 hours field work daily.
In the mid 60s, two-year courses- Associate in Agriculture and Forest Ranger were offered. The offering of four year courses started in 1971 prior to the conversion of EAFS to ISCA where agriculture is the prime program of the college with majors in Animal Husbandry and Agronomy. From then on, the College of Agriculture grew very fast and was chosen by a group of experts composed of the Technical Assistance Team (TAT) of the Australian government and its Philippine counterparts represented by DECS, CHED and Educational Development Projects Implementing Task Force (EDPITAF) as the Regional College of Agriculture (RCA) for the joint Agricultural Technology Education Project (AGRITECH) of the governments of Australia and the Philippines.
More effort made to elevate the course offerings through AACCUP and CHED evaluations. Bachelor of Sciences in Agriculture and Bachelor of Science in Agri-business were evaluated by AACCUP as 3rd level in 2007. On September 2008, CA passed to CHED evaluation as Center of Development (COD) in agriculture in the region. Recently, the College of agriculture was awarded as the National Agriculture and Fisheries Education System (NAFES) in Region 02 by the CHED.
The Isabela State University, a globally recognized institution of higher learning for people empowerment and sustainable development embodying excellence, effectiveness, accountability and integrity.
BISYON (TAGALOG TRANSLATION)
Ang Pamantasang Estado ng Isabela, isang institusyon na kinikilala sa buong mundo, na may mataas na antas ng kaalaman para mapagtibay ang sambayanang lakas at karunungan ng mga tao at patuloy na pagunlad na may kaakibat na galing, bisa, tiwala at integridad.
SIRMATA (ILOCANO TRANSLATION)
Ti Isabela State University, mabigbigbig iti sangalubungan a kas maysa nga institusyon ti nangato nga adal a mangipaay iti pannakapabileg daguiti tattao ken mataginayon a panagdur-as nga addaan iti naisangsangayan a kalidad, kinasamay, kinamapagpiaran ken kinatakneng.
PAQUETAN NU UNIVERSIDAD (YOGAD TRANSLATION)
Yu Isabela State University, tata ya institucion nu atannang a guguarn ya reconosin nu entero a mundo para tu pacapangngu nu tolay annu accasustini nu macacu nebagguian nu attannang a calidad na, accapacu na, accacuenta na annu accaentero na.
VISION NA UNIBERSIDAD (IBANAG TRANSLATION)
I Isabela State University, tadday nga institusyon nga marikunusi ta interu mundo ta annung na atatannang nga paddidiammu para ta kapasikan anna kasustini na papprogreso rneyanning ta kasta, karesponsable anna integridad.
The Isabela State University is committed to train and develop students to become professionally competent graduates, who are equipped with sound moral principles; and to serve the community through research, extension and resource generation by way of inspired leadership and responsive manpower.
MISYON NG UNIBIRSIDAD (TAGALOG TRANSLATION)
Ang Isabela State University ay nakatalaga na magturo at maghubog ng mga magaaral na makapagtapos na may kakayanang pampropesyonal na may matuwid na prinsipyo upang makapagsilbi sa komunidad sa pamamagitan ng pananaliksik, pagpapalaganap, at pagpaparami ng kayamanan sa pamamaraang may inspirasyon na pamumuno at masigla na puwersang sangkatauhan.
PANGGEP TI UN1VERSIDAD (ILOCANO TRANSLATION)
Ti Isabela State University ket natudingan nga mangisuro ken mangdamili kadaguiti agadadal tapno agturpos da nga napasagepsepan kadaguiti naimbag nga sursuro ken panangtarawidwid iti komunidad babaen iti panagsukimat, panangtarabay ken panangpataud kadaguiti gameng ti makatignay rikna a panangidaulo ken nagaed nga pannakigamulo daguiti tattao.
MISION NU UNIVERSIDAD (YOGAD TRANSLATION)
Iguiruat nü Isabela State University yu mappadday annu macacu tu danu estudiantes a macabalin tu maabilidad a profesional ya netannu tu matunung a principio, annu tu masservi tu comunidad megafu tu pabbarabarac, acquewaranga, annu paqueusa tu cada nu magagani a negafanan nu liderato ya inspirado annu mappacuradan a fuerza nu tolay.
GAKKAG NA UNIBERSIDAD (IBANAG TRANSLATION)
I Isabela State University ay namasikkal ta patuddu tu estudyante ira tu mabbalin tu mapia/malalaki segun ta kurso tu nigaradua da lagapa, nga napannuan ta umangay nga prinsipyo ira, ay tu masserbi ira ta komunidad ta annung na paddiammu, pangiyadde ta anni laman anna panga tu gaining segun ta umangay nga pangirollu anna responsable tu gumatrabafu ira.
ISU commits itself to dispensing its functions with productivity and exemplifying its values with distinction and brilliance. Every work manifests a distinct quality and every individual persistently strives to meritoriously improve his/her performance and value system every single time.
ISU desires a far-reaching and long-lasting useful impact on every individual, every institution and on various other entities both in the local and international scenes that can be translated into a holistic growth of people, of the country and of the world.
ISU commits to being answerable to everyone, to every appropriate authority and to the laws of the land and of God in everything that it does. It submits itself to the highest principles of responsibility, responsiveness and moral uprightness.
ISU adheres to high moral soundness internally and externally. It dispenses and upholds honesty in thoughts, in words and in deeds and conducts transactions with transparency and accountability. It submits itself to the highest level of professional standard and individual and corporate wholeness. The Lord God is its icon of integrity.
The BSAB Program aims to produce educated, well-rounded professionals in agribusiness capable of meeting the national and global needs for highly trained managers, academics, researchers and extensionists, and entrepreneurs.
A graduate of the Bachelor of Science in Agribusiness Program shall be able to:
The program aims to produce technically equipped and skilled graduates coupled with moral and spiritual values in meeting the challenges in the national and global economy.
A graduate of the BSAH Program shall be able to:
The program aims to educate students in the scientific habit of though, entrepreneurial skills and prepare them to become professionals with entry-level competencies in technical agriculture.
A graduate of the BSA Program shall be able to: