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.
I’ve always wanted to work in the agricultural sector and, when I looked at Hadlow College, I fell in love with it. They offer a really wide curriculum and no two days are the same. Being at College is great. You get to meet lots of different people and try new things (for example earlier this year I ploughed for the first time). The tutors are also always there to talk to and you are treated much more like an adult; studying subjects you want to study with hands-on experience rather than lots of classroom-based writing. When I’ve finished this course I really want to progress onto the next level to extend my knowledge of farming. The skills I’ve gained have given me a greater understanding of agriculture and I am sure will help me in the future get a job.