Could you help shape the future of farming and food production?
Do you have an interest in science and technology? Could you develop your knowledge and skills to shape the future of sustainable food production, precision farming, land and environmental conservation and wildlife protection? Become an agriculture student within our Academy of Land and Environment and we will support your progression into this dynamic, crucial industry.
Farming is one of the UK’s most influential industries. It responds to the increasing demand for available, accessible and affordable food, embraces innovation and, by using three quarters of our land area, shapes our natural environment.
There’s never been a better time to enter the agricultural industry. There’s a huge demand for well qualified, technically aware and forward thinking young professionals who can manage efficient and productive businesses, are aware of expanding UK and global markets and can work confidently with emerging technologies to reduce energy use and combat climate change.
Current job role: Member of the Farm Staff at Tatton Park
Previous course: Level 3 Diploma in Agriculture 2008
“I firmly believe that it is our responsibility as farmers to educate the public about how food is produced and how farming affects the wider management of the countryside.
“My Reaseheath course didn’t just teach me about different farming practices and the commercial side of the industry, it made me aware of the ethics involved in raising farmstock and the importance of good public relations.
“I’m passionate about farming and I’d like to think that I pass that on to some of the 80,000 visitors a year who come onto our educational farm, which is owned by the National Trust.
“I was Assistant Dairy Herd Manager at Reaseheath before moving to my present position and I can honestly say that this start to my career, plus the knowledge and skills I gained on my course, have made me what I am today.”
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Why study Agriculture at Reaseheath?
Our courses are industry focused so you’ll enjoy unique insights and experiences by visiting farms and allied businesses, and take part in discussion groups to learn from industry experts.
Become career ready by completing relevant work experience of at least 100 hours. Our Level 3 Extended Diploma students complete a full year work placement to gain essential experience through all seasons.
Study and apply the principles of lean management so you’ll be able to deliver measurable change to improve business performance, efficiency and profitability.
Learn about technological advancements in robotic milking, precision farming, data analysis, field scale crop production and sustainable livestock production, and learn ground breaking skills in our vertical farm.
Gain extra qualifications such as health and safety, AI, foot trimming, safe use of veterinary medicine, pesticide application and enjoy practical and theory training in preparation for taking the DVSA tractor test.
Develop practical skills and experience working with our dairy cows and youngstock, support lambing our sheep flock and work hands on with tractor operations to gain skills needed in the industry.
“Agriculture is more important now than it ever has been. Everyone is realising the importance of being able to feed the nation sustainably and the challenge for the farming workforce has never been greater. We need to embrace technologies, step up production and farm more efficiently. Reaseheath College has the ability, facilities and enthusiasm to lead the next generation in this.”