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Whether you've grown up on a farm or never set foot on one, Lackham is a unique place to learn Agriculture. Our working commercial farms and incredible range of industry resources provide cutting-edge practical learning at all levels.

Set in 1000 acres of rural Wiltshire, Lackham is home to two working farms and a range of land-based engineering workshops featuring modern vehicles and equipment.

The whole estate will be your classroom, where you'll develop essential hands-on skills and theory for your next steps in Agriculture. A £9million development is bringing new facilities to Lackham including a state-of-the-art AgriTech teaching building and a robotic milking parlour - the first to be installed at a College in this country. Our Agriculture students benefit from working links with some of the biggest commercial farming companies both regionally and nationally, work experience on mixed and diversified farms throughout the South West and the opportunity to exhibit livestock at shows including the Bath & West Show.

Find out more about Lackham's agricultural resources with our Lackham Farm Guide.

Meet your lecturer

Chris Taylor,
Course Leader,

Chris is the program leader for the Level 3 Technical Advanced Diploma in Agriculture, and teaches primarily in livestock production. His specialisms include dairy and beef production, livestock genetics, animal sciences and Anatomy, crop production and business management.

Chris completed his BSc at the Royal Agriculture University where he specialised in animal breeding technologies. When not teaching, Chris runs a flock of commercial and pedigree continental sheep, as well as judging both cattle, sheep and Young Handlers show classes.

Our Facilities:

AgriTech Centre

The new AgriTech Centre will host state-of-the-art science and tech teaching facilities and a media display wall with a live feed of data and visuals from Home Farm.

Home Farm

Lackham's Home Farm is where you'll learn hands-on about dairy, livestock and crop production.

Notton Farm

Notton Farm is home to our herd of sheep.

Robotic Dairy

The robotic milking parlour will be the classroom for our new HND in Dairy Engineering, featuring market-leading DeLaval robotics and software.

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