Our commercial mixed-use farm spans 300 hectares, including 120 hectares of arable, 300 sows and gilts, 85 suckler cows and 300 sheep. We are focused on developing the farm to ensure that it is a sustainable business, which Bishop Burton students can learn from.
Aiming for Carbon Net-Zero
Meet the Farm Team
James studied agriculture at Bishop Burton College from 2008 to 2010, before returning home to work on his family’s beef and sheep hill farm in Derbyshire.
He joined Dyson Farming as a herdsperson in 2019, working in Gloucestershire, before joining us as Farm Manager in 2021.
James oversees the running of the commercial farm, as well as working with our students and academics to ensure they are learning from the facilities on campus. His passion lies in regenerative farming and achieving zero net carbon, while retaining very high standards of day-to-day operations and animal welfare.