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Future of farming here in Bedfordshire

Opening of Kingshill Farm, TBCG staff

The future of farming in the UK is being secured via Shuttleworth College near Biggleswade.

The campus, which has a long-standing international reputation for all forms of outdoor learning, now boasts what is among the first specialist facilities for new T Level qualifications in agriculture and animal care.

New classrooms have been opened at Kingshill Farm thanks to £2 Million in Government support.

Opening of Kingshill Farm, Tim Routsis and Catherine Lloyd.
Opening of Kingshill Farm, TBCG staff

A wider understanding of land management

The college campus is situated within the Shuttleworth Trust parkland at Old Warden, and to honour this, Kingshill Farm was officially opened on Tuesday 21 May by Tim Routsis Chair of the Shuttleworth Trust. 

Joining him addressing the audience of staff and students was Gary Buckle of Tuckwells, suppliers of famous John Deere farming equipment.

Vice Principal of The Bedford College Group for Shuttleworth College Dr Catherine Lloyd said:

“The farm provides an educational setting for students who are involved in all aspects of farm and habitat management. It plays an important role in developing skills with both arable and livestock enterprises and helps students gain a wider understanding of land management.”

Opening if Kingshill Farm, students
Opening of Kingshill Farm, students William Myhill and Fleur Doyle-Fisher

William Myhill aged 18, is from Norfolk. He is in his last year of Level 3 in agriculture and is hoping to go to university to read agriculture and business management

Fleur Doyle-Fisher, 17 from Blunham is in the first year of an agriculture diploma, she plans to go to Royal Agricultural university.

Guests included representatives from Beds Rural Communities Charity, Devonshire Architects, East of England Agricultural Society and Shuttleworth College Association.

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