Emilie Rowe

Qualification & subject:
Undergraduate BSc (Hons) Agriculture
Works in Agricultural Accounts

Emilie studied Bsc (Hons) Agriculture and now works in agricultural accounts but is hoping to start her own farm with fiancé James.

Emilie's Hartpury Experience

"I actually came back to Hartpury University after travelling around New Zealand and Australia on a gap year, where I decided I’d like a career in farming. I had previously studied A Levels at Hartpury College. I studied a Foundation degree in Agriculture. I do not come from an agricultural background, so the theory and practical lessons helped me learn the skills I needed. I also took a few short courses in tractor driving and spraying available at Hartpury University to boost my practical skills. I enjoyed the business management aspect of the course so much that I decided to take a home study course in bookkeeping on top of my degree. I qualified as an assistant bookkeeper in 2015. At the end of my studies, I gained a distinction and won the Berkeley Hunt Agricultural Award for top final year student on my course."

Developing Industry Connections

"After completing my degree, I was offered a stockperson position straight away at a family run organic pig farm in the Cotswolds. Here I could put everything I had learnt at university into practice! I stayed there until 2016, when my fiancé James and I took the leap and moved to Saskatchewan, Canada. Currently, James manages a 13,000 acre arable farm growing durum, peas, lentils and barley. I am working in our local accountants as a bookkeeper for agricultural clients. We are currently looking into financial funding to start our own farm.

Hartpury University taught me all I needed to progress in the agricultural industry and gave me exciting opportunities that have led to a new adventure here in Canada."