As a Riseholme student, you'll have the opportunity to develop your skills on the Riseholme Park farm.
Learn on a working farm.
As a student with us, you will have access to the Riseholme Park Farm, working in partnership with the University of Lincoln and Lockwood Estates.
The farm will give you the opportunity to put what you learn to the test, with practical hands-on sessions such as cultivation techniques, livestock and estate management.
The farm grows a variety of crops, with diverse rotation. As a Riseholme student, you will have access to 500 acres of arable and grassland to learn the full crop cycle, utilising the equipment from our Agri-Food Tech Centre (part of the Lincolnshire Institute of Technology).
The farm is focused on reducing our impact on the environment, improving soil health and using technology to reduce artificial inputs. It has implemented an agri-forestry scheme and a direct drilling system, to help reduce our carbon footprint.
Riseholme Park farm is home to a cattle herd of Lincoln Reds, one of the UK's oldest native breeds of beef cattle.
The roundhouse at the farm was constructed to provide a lighter environment for the herd, with separate sections and easier channels for livestock movement and managing veterinary visits. A raised viewing area offers a safe space for teaching and gives you a great perspective for learning.
The farm also has a new lambing shed for a diverse sheep flock, which includes:
Lincoln Longwools, of which there are less than 700 breeding ewes left