Agriculture :: Bishop Burton College


Bishop Burton is a specialist agricultural college, with unrivalled expertise, facilities and industry links. 

Our students develop practical skills on the college's 360-hectare farm, which is split between arable and grassland for livestock including sheep, dairy and beef. We also have a Freedom Food-accredited high-quality pig unit, which is currently under development to make even more improvements and our students compete in national competitions.

They also benefit from working with the latest innovative technology, including tractor and combine harvester simulators and drones to monitor crop development, and work on real research projects to tackle issues facing the industry with our dedicated Centre for Agricultural Innovation (CAI), in partnership with NFU Mutual.

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Why you should study Agriculture at Bishop Burton...

You’ll get chance to work on our farm and with external businesses to boost your employability when you’re ready to join the industry full-time.

Our tutors have strong agricultural experience and are specialist industry experts who employ real-time market intelligence. You’ll also benefit from:

  • Numerous field trips, visits and high-profile guest speakers
  • Competitions like Stockmanship and external competitions, such as Farm Planner of the Year and Cereals Challenge. 
  • First-class facilities and technology
  • Exceptional industry partnerships, including with Agrii, Asda, Dunbia, Cranswick and the ABP Food Group, provide valuable work experience and career opportunities, with many students securing jobs with these leading companies at the end of, and even during their studies.