Why agriculture at Hartpury?
We support our diploma and apprenticeship students to develop the skills, expertise and confidence that employers and universities are looking for. You'll make the most of outstanding facilities, including a commercial farm and agricultural technology centre, helping you to gain that real-world experience.
Study in your own 360-hectare campus classroom. You’ll learn the theory behind the latest farming practices, and put them straight into practice on our livestock and arable farm. Gain skills across the supply chain, through our contracts with Müller, Glencore, Marks & Spencer, Waitrose and Sainsbury’s. You could even work with industry professionals, from businesses such as the NFU.
Smart farming opportunities
Our Agri-Tech Centre is a fantastic resource for students to experience the latest in smart farming technology. With dedicated machinery workshops, a 30:30 rapid exit dairy parlour, and a new herd of pedigree Guernsey cattle on site, you’ll have everything you need to succeed.
As part of our unique Hartpury Certificate, diploma students will undertake at least 300 hours working for an agricultural business, making the most of exciting opportunities on and off-site. Our commercial farm and network of 2,000 work placement providers enable our students to gain valuable real-world experience and connections for their future.