Most often many state colleges and universities don’t receive enough funds from the government to meet their various needs in running their institutions. That is why they are forced to undertake what they call Income-Generating Projects.
Just like the Central Luzon State University in Nueva Ecija. The university has wide land that it can use for various agricultural projects to generate income for its own use. Just like raising tilapia, growing rice and corn, breeding of goats and other animals for sale to the public, planting vegetables and other high-value crops, raising poultry and others.
Among its different projects, broiler contract growing is the school’s big money-maker. CLSU is one of the many contract growers of San Miguel Corporation in Central Luzon starting in 1995. Dr. Edgar Orden, the broiler farm’s project manager, said that they started with 12,000 chicks per batch. Today, it has increased to 24,000 birds. Next year, the production could double to 48,000 because two new tunnel-vent houses with a capacity of 12,000 birds each will be constructed soon.