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Agriculture Degree Courses

Our agriculture degree courses are a great stepping stone into a successful career in the farming industry.

Choose Riseholme College for your farming degree courses and learn in the centre of agriculture expertise with outstanding facilities.

For generations, Lincolnshire farmers have been training with us, will you join them?

Fantastic facilities

We have recently redeveloped our farm to reflect modern techniques and practices, including a roundhouse for Lincolnshire Red Cattle and as a student, you’ll have direct access to these facilities.

Through our multi-million pound Centre for Agri-Food Technology (part of the Lincolnshire Institute of Technology), you’ll have access to the latest precision farming technologies.

Industry expertise and connections

Our courses are developed in consultation with the industry to ensure that you have exactly what employers are looking for. You’ll also have lecturers who have up-to-date industry knowledge drawn from their careers in the agriculture sector.

You’ll also be able to participate in agri-research and trials thanks to our links with major agricultural machinery manufacturers and seed companies.

Excellent choice

Our full and part time farming degrees can be tailored to your specific career ambitions, with the programmes exploring:

  • General agriculture
  • Crop production
  • Livestock production
  • Precision crop technology
  • Farm business management
  • Agricultural resources management

Blended learning

With a mix of academic lectures, in-depth study, research and hands-on experience on the farm and during your external placement.

Careers in agriculture

Following the completion of your Riseholme College, Agricultural science degree you could go into a wide range of rewarding careers, from agricultural engineering, agronomy, animal health and welfare, farm management, genetics, land agency, livestock procurement to further specialist study and research.

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Meet your tutors

Agriculture Degree Courses Sharon Kirby

Sharon Kirby

Higher Education Academic Lead for Agriculture

Sharon has been in agriculture all of her life, being the daughter of a farmer. Qualified up to Level 7 from University of Lincoln, Harper Adams and DeMontfort University, she is keen to introduce young people from non-traditional farming backgrounds to the world of agriculture and the opportunities within the sector.

With over 25 years of experience in education, Sharon leads our Agriculture department. Her teaching interests include; record keeping for an agricultural business, agricultural marketing, global food production, business in wildlife and conservations and precision agriculture. Sharon's research interests include the use of technology in agriculture and its impact on farming businesses.

Sharon is a member of the Institute of Agricultural Management and a panel member of the Lincolnshire Young Farmers Association. She also sits on the Yorkshire and Humber Institute of Technology Research and CPD committee, as well as the Lincolnshire Institute of Technology Research and Innovation committee.


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