Award-winning innovation on our campus farm

We’re pioneers of livestock performance, productivity and profitability, holding the Southwest Promar International Milkminder award. We’re also leading the way in crop biodiversity, as a base for ADAS’s environmental research plots.‏‏‏‎ ‎

400-hectare classroom

You’ll benefit from one 400-hectare commercial farming business across five rural sites that supplies Muller, Farmer Fresh and RJ Kerr. Our main 72-hectare Home Farm is on campus, with four other farms nearby.

Outstanding facilities

Our farm is home to cows, calves, sheep and arable land. We boast exceptional facilities including a dairy bull-beef rearing unit, a 296-cubicle dairy unit and a Shearwell Te Pari Racewell HD3 Sheep Handler, which forms part of our Livestock Handling Project.

Put theory to practice

The commercial focus of all of our farming activities provides plenty of opportunities to gain experience outside learning and put theory to practice. Home Farm offers hands-on voluntary, internship and paid roles throughout the year. Students develop a range of skills aimed at yielding high quality consumer products in a sustainable and profitable way.‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎ ‎

Strict farming standards

You can be confident that you’re working to strict Farm Assurance standards and developing your expertise across the entire food supply chain.

‏‏‎Driving Gloucestershire's productivity

Our £2million Agri-Tech Centre complements existing agricultural projects in Gloucestershire, and includes unique demonstration, bio-security and livestock areas to showcase the potential of smart farming.

Hub for engagement

The Malcolm Wharton Centre is a state-of-the-art teaching space set in the heart of Hartpury’s Home Farm. It has its own learning resource centre and computer rooms, as well as being a hub for students to engage with industry professionals at the farm.‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎ ‎

“Hartpury is setting high standards of animal husbandry and bio-security while playing a vital role in educating the next generation of farmers.”

Neil Adams, Promar Managing Director.

Take a virtual tour of our commercial farm

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