Hadlow Vision 50

In 1967, Hadlow College, comprising the merged Kent Farm Institute and Kent Horticultural Institute, officially opened its doors to students.  It was formally opened by HRH the Duke of Edinburgh in March 1968.

To mark the College's 50th year, rather than looking backwards at the achievements and milestones, we have decided to look forwards as to what the future of the rural industries may hold. As part of this project, we are digitalising the whole of the curriculum offer.

What is Vision 50?
Vision 50 seeks to explore some of the technology needed within the sector, and examines some of the skills that the next generation of farmers and growers will need to work with. Our prototype Agri-rural Simulation Environment will be a learning tool for the future, which is based on computer gaming technology.

How can I find out more?
Our microsite for this project contains a number of blog articles on the future technologies in farming and horticulture, as well as information on the curriculum developments and launch of the prototype simulation tool.