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     Welcome to the 
     Future Farm zone 

    Not many universities have their own commercial farm on campus. But here at Harper Adams University, staff and students are able to learn ‘in the field’ at the Future Farm.

    The Future Farm has been created to allow Harper Adams University to have unified strategic aims for it's research and teaching. With the amalgamation of the Farm, APAS, Crop and Environment Research Centre (CERC), and the Smart Dairy, the Future Farm now sees each of these units form one team.

    Want to know more about the farm and the indiviual sectors? Feel free to contact some of the team behind Future Farm.

    Our Purpose

    • Support teaching
    • Support research
    • Increase knowledge transfer
    • Widen participation in the industry

    Strategic aims

    • Be a sustainable farm enterprise that must be:
      • ecologically sound
      • economically viable
      • socially responsible
    • We have a key role in developing sustainable land use to:
      • meet the objectives of feeding the population
      • sequestrate more carbon than we emit
      • improve soil health
      • improve water quality
      • increase biodiversity
      • improve animal health and welfare

    Net-Zero by 2030

    We, as part of Harper Adams University, have set ourselves the aim of being net-zero for scope 1 and 2 carbon by 2030. A bold aim but one we feel is important and we want to share our story along the way!

    In 2022 four  Environmental Sustainability (ES) groups were formed to help reach this goal, click on them for more information:

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