Subject Area Overview
By studying a course in agriculture at Hadlow College you can become part of an industry which is key to the production of food, preservation of the countryside and the ongoing survival of the rural economy.
Our agriculture courses cover both crop production and livestock to give you the real-life practical skills you will need for a successful career in farming.
Using our commercial farms and dairy, you will gain an understanding of agricultural practices as well as an appreciation for conservation, countryside access and animal welfare. Ultimately, upon finishing your course at Hadlow College, your career in agriculture could consist of one of a number of different options, including scientific research into plant breeding, land agents, agricultural merchants, agronomists and animal nutritionists.
Through our degree in international agriculture, offered in partnership with the University of Greenwich, you gain a solid understanding of agricultural science as well as the key technological, economic and policy issues affecting the sector, such as sustainability and the environment. This is one reason why agricultural degrees are in the top ten for employment prospects.
After meeting with, and chatting to, Jimmy Doherty I was persuaded to buy one of his books. It was all about how he’d originally entered the farming sector and how much fun it was for him. This inspired me to do the same and I started researching which colleges could help. Once I found out that there was a specialist land-based college, it made even more sense so, upon finishing my GCSEs at the Cornwallis Academy, I decided to enrol. The course offers both theoretical and practical studies. The practical side has really opened my eyes and given me the opportunity to do things I’ve never done before. There is also so much to do outside of the classroom with different activities and entertainment offered through the Student Services team. Personally, I really like the freedom and respect we’re shown by everyone; here we’re treated like adults unlike at school.