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: Farm Manager, Lower Hurst Farm, Derbyshire
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 can honestly say that Reaseheath has shaped me into what I am today. I’m a third generation farmer and I passionately believe in educating people about British food and farming. I’ve tried to pass on my passion throughout my career, from being Assistant Dairy Herd Manager at Reaseheath to my current role of Farm Manager at an award-winning organic farm.”
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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.
All of our courses include a minimum of 100 hours work experience, with some Level 3 programmes including a full year work placement to help you become career ready and gain experience through the seasons.
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.
We are currently engaging in a new field to fork project where we are taking produce from the farm, vertical farm and glasshouse and using it in catering outlets across college, promoting high levels of traceability which is part of our sustainability strategy.
As an agriculture student at Reaseheath, you could gain extra qualifications to make you and your CV stand out, such as health and safety, AI, foot trimming, safe use of veterinary medicine and pesticide application, and enjoy practical and theory training in preparation for taking your DVSA tractor test (these may be subject to additional fees).
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.”