Agriculture and Sustainability

Agriculture and Sustainability
Agriculture and Sustainability
Agriculture and Sustainability

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 have always wanted to have a career which was hands-on and mechanical. Initially I thought of becoming a car mechanic but, as much as I love cars they do not really interest me. Having heard about Hadlow College whilst studying for my A-Levels, I thought learning about agricultural vehicles would be different and so chose to apply. Studying here hasn’t had one downside to it. I really enjoy each day and love learning something new – we do not just learn about the engines and transmissions, but also how to weld, make tools and all about the different components within a vehicle. Everyone is also really friendly and there is so much more help available than at my previous school.

Tim Minchin

Latest News

Visit the newborn lambs at Hadlow College’s Lambing Weekend 2017!

Posted on 20th February 2017 in

On 11th and 12th March 2017, visitors to Hadlow College will be able to visit our lambing ewes and their newborn lambs. There will be lots of other fun-filled activities to enjoy for all the family!

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The Hadlow Group Responds to the UK Government’s Industrial Strategy

Posted on 14th February 2017 in General

The recent publication of the UK government’s much-vaunted Industrial Strategy Green Paper, setting out plans to adapt the economy for a post-Brexit era, sees a welcome focus on overhauling technical education – with a pledge to help young people develop the skills for the high-paid, high-skilled jobs of the future.

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Unaffiliated Show Jumping & Clear Round

Hadlow Campus

Event date 5th March 2017 at 9:30am
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