The University Farm of Ehime University is located on the hills of the Takanawa Mountains bordering the Inland Sea (so-called Setouchi Sea) in Japan. The farm has buildings and facilities such as research and management building, greenhouses, storage, food-processing room, and agricultural field of paddy, fruit, and vegetables, and grasslands. The University farm has its history of more than 100 years since its original foundation in 1914 as a "College farm" of our predecessor, Ehime Prefectural College of Agriculture. By experiencing how to manage cultivation or to cook after harvesting at the farm, we aim to educate our students with on-the-job training practices to understand how the nature nourishes the farm products, how the agriculture should be practiced and how we should eat those products. At the same time, we strive to research and develop technologies/techniques to apply to the production with variety of agricultural theories. Furthermore, we pursue local revitalization or partnership with the local area by producing rice grown with reduced amounts of agricultural chemicals in neighboring abandoned farmlands, providing hands-on experience opportunities for younger generations such as harvesting satsuma mandarin, friendship with feedstock and 2day stay of "Farming camp for kids."
The University Farm of Ehime University
Director Hisashi Yamada