Agri-Tech Centre

Our world population is growing fast, with agriculture being among the major industries that is changing to support this rise. As future agriculturalists, your role is important. Join our mission to help to create a sustainable future for the next generations.

Our global population is increasing by approximately 83 million people each year*. This means increased demand for food, which puts immense pressure on our earth’s resources.

You, as future agriculturalists, are critical to tackling this challenge.

At Hartpury, we’ll support you to do just that. Through our new £2million Agri-Tech Centre, which opens in September 2019, you’ll gain experience of the latest smart farming technologies and have opportunities to collaborate on real-world projects to improve productivity and profitability across the county.

We’ll help you to gain applied knowledge and make informed business decisions. You'll do your bit to feed Gloucestershire, the UK and, ultimately, the world – whilst preparing yourself for an exciting agricultural career where you’ll get to make a real difference. It’s this real experience that will give you a head start.

The centre is being developed in partnership with GFirst LEP. Complementing existing agricultural projects in Gloucestershire, it will include unique demonstration, bio-security and livestock areas to showcase the potential of smart farming.

*United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs, 2019

Our £2 million Agri Tech Centre will be home to the latest agricultural technology.

Our Agri Tech Centre will be a leader in the field. We’re aiming to make Gloucestershire the go-to place for applied agricultural technology.

We’ll bring more students into Gloucestershire, benefitting the industry and the county as a whole. We’ll also create new jobs to boost the local economy.

It’s an exciting time for the industry and the county.

Knowledge exchange is vital for driving the industry forwards. Our centre will provide a hub for farmers and food producers to share knowledge and ideas for best practice. We hope this will be the catalyst that sparks new innovations to benefit everyone in the sector.

We’re committed to farming sustainably. We’ll teach you how to increase your yield in a way that’s kind to the planet. Together, we can create a sustainable future for the British farming industry.