1 June 2020
World Milk Day exists to recognise the importance of milk as a global food, and to celebrate the dairy sector.
So let's raise a 'virtual' glass of milk and say 'cheers' to our Dairy farmers here at Plumpton College and around the world!
#WorldMilkDay #EnjoyDairy - Find out more on #WorldMilkDay here.
Want to know how you can pursue a career in the dairy industry?
If you like the sound of an exciting career in the Dairy industry and one of the most in demand industries in the land-based sector, then look no further than studying Agriculture at Plumpton College.
Come and discover our excellent agricultural facilities at Plumpton College, set in the backdrop of the beautiful South Downs. You’ll find the latest state of the art equipment in addition to all the different types of farmland for you to experience here and help to kick start your career in this ever-changing industry!
- Lots of space for you to work in
Our 780-hectare commercial farming estate allows you to experience different livestock and arable farming.
- The latest equipment for you to discover
We’ve got a modern 300 cow dairy unit complete with 36:36 Herringbone milking parlour where you’ll gain hands-on experience.
- An extensive range of livestock for you to experience
You’ll get to work with our Sussex beef cattle, sow pig unit plus our extensively managed flock of 550 sheep.
- The perfect environment for you to study
You’ll enjoy practical lessons where you’ll gain hands-on farming experience in our modern classrooms and farming sites.
"I highly recommend Plumpton, my son loved his agriculture course ... such a fantastic location, and facilities....all the staff I’ve met have been great and very supportive... especially his tutor over lockdown and the unfailing support of the Learning Support department.." - Parent of a current Agriculture Student.
See our wide range of Agriculture Courses here. There's still time to apply for a course commencing in September 2020, so why wait?
Learn more about our history
Since the original 400-acre College farm was bought back in 1919, Plumpton College has certainly seen a lot of changes.