Subject Information

The agriculture industry in the UK is entering a new phase, with consumers placing increasing importance on the quality of farm production, and modern systems being focused on improving animal welfare and the environmental footprint.

If you enjoy working outside and find the variety involved in farm work livestock, crops and machinery appealing, then you might wish to consider a course in Agriculture. Learning is set within our 200-hectare working farm, Rodway Farm in Cannington in the South West, which provides an excellent teaching resource for both livestock and fieldwork.

Students’ access to these exemplar resources are continuously maximised, with daily access provided through timetabled teaching, together with practical farm duties which take place throughout the year.

More about our Facilities

Follow the links below to find more information on our excellent facilities and what it is like to study a land-based subject at Bridgwater & Taunton College.

What our students say

Agriculture Student Matt Woollaston

Matt Woollaston

Being selected to be part of the Future Farming Academy has been a great experience and opened my eyes to the careers within the industry. The course looked at management processes within agriculture and educated me to see the amount of work happening behind the scenes to create great British produce. I gained huge benefits as the course developed me personally and enhanced my farming skills. It was hard work, however it has affirmed my decision that agriculture is the industry for me.”

Matt is studying the Agricultural Management Foundation Degree and currently works on two local farms.

Agriculture Student Dan Rood

Dan Rood

Everything I learnt on the course was applicable to real life situations. As the course was designed alongside the agriculture industry, it has helped me gain industry links and prepare me for life in the outside world. Being able to work on both the College and my dad’s farm allowed me to gain two different perspectives. My career has been inspired by the course, it was hard work but massively rewarding, it really has changed my life.”

Dan works for Johnson’s Farm Finance and Advice.