While efficiently producing wholesome food, a philosophy called Integrated Farm Management (IFM), is used to take great care of the natural environment. IFM seeks to harmonise nature and the science of food production, ensuring pollution is minimised, the landscape is enhanced and wildlife habitats that produce bio-diversity are encouraged.
The Royal Agricultural College is set in the heart of the Cotswold countryside and has been setting standards for learning in agriculture for over 150 years.
The College has four separate farms totalling 2,051 acres in four blocks just eight miles apart and with very different farming conditions together with a further 1,382 acres of contract farmed land. The farms are run on a strictly commercial basis and provide a field laboratory for students and a site for practical on-farm projects in practical husbandry, technical control and business management.