Agriculture and Land-Based
Located within a 286-hectare commercial estate, the success of our agriculture, game and land-based courses lies in the range and diversity of the land-based activity at the College’s own commercially run Home Farm.
The College Farm and Estate operates an ‘open book’ approach to all aspects of its commercial farming and estate operations. Involvement with these enterprises ensures students benefit from active participation in routine farm and gamekeeping duties, livestock practical skills and fieldwork and conservation management practices.
A wide range of courses have been developed at Hartpury that combine theoretical teaching and practical sessions, using the extensive range of facilities available on campus. All courses offer a clear progression route, enabling you to gain further academic qualifications and ultimately improve your career choices.
We recognise the importance of our academic provision being highly relevant to the industries they serve. Therefore, throughout the year, our academic teams review and update courses to ensure they reflect the skills and knowledge required by the land-based sector.
It is essential that when you leave Hartpury you have the skills and experience that the farming industry demands. Whatever course you choose to study, you will become involved in the day-to-day running of Home Farm, whether you are milking in the dairy unit, caring for young pheasants or maintaining farm machinery.
All of our courses are designed to provide clear progression, whether it enables you to go on to gain further academic qualifications, progress to university or to go straight into the world of work. Our agricultural students have successfully gained employment in a range of occupations including farm managers, contractors, countryside managers, gamekeepers and mechanics specialising in farm machinery.
- NEW £3.1m Malcolm Wharton Centre, teaching and resource facility
- 286-hectare commercial estate
- Award winning dairy herd unit
- 250 dairy cows plus followers
- 400-ewe sheep flock
- Purpose-built lambing shed
- Game rearing unit and Home Farm shoot
- Farm information centre
- Service/repair, welding and projects workshops