Mixed Farming

Raising livestock and growing crops – a course that delivers a great mix

Traditionally, a wide range of crops and livestock were reared on every farm to spread the risk of any one crop or product failing. In addition, each part of the system also supported the others, for example manure from livestock was used to maintain soil fertility, and feed crops could be grown as part of an arable rotation, breaking pest/disease cycles naturally – leading to a particularly sustainable form of farming. This course gives learners a solid understanding of the principles and practices of mixed livestock and crop production. It is suitable for those wishing to change to an agricultural career (especially if interested in mixed farming), those already working in the industry, and also leisure learners with a keen interest in farming. You will learn about dairy, beef, sheep, pigs, arable, grassland and root crop farming, as well as exploring related topics like farm planning, animal welfare, grazing systems and weed/pest control. This course can provide a route into a farming career or a foundation for further training.

  • An comprehensive course that gives a thorough grounding in mixed crop-livestock farming
  • Flexible home-study learning so you can fit your learning around your work and life
  • Quality course material and excellent tutor support – to help you achieve your goals
  • On successful completion you will receive an HCC Certificate
  • Suitable for both amateurs and professionals
  • No previous experience needed

How the course works

Your first set of course materials will be sent to you when you enrol. You can start as soon as you want and progress through the course at your own pace, studying when and where you choose.

This flexibility makes it easy to fit learning around work and family commitments.

The extensive course materials have been developed by farming experts and are clear and straightforward, so your studying is easy and enjoyable. As you complete each lesson, your tutor will promptly return your marked assignment with constructive feedback and guidance. (You can also contact your tutor or the support team for help at any point during your studies.)

The course includes all the required study materials.

There is no formal examination. On successful completion you will be awarded an HCC Certificate. You have 2 years to complete the course.

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