The Science of Sustainable Farming
  • University Centre, South Devon College, Long Road, Paignton TQ4 7EJ

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This conference style event will be organised and run by students studying on the FdSc Animal Science foundation degree delivered at South Devon College in partnership with Plymouth University.

The event will engage students from a range of disciplines from the college along with community groups, local farmers, environmental groups and national organisations.

Comprising keynote addresses, seminars and discussions on the science behind sustainable food production and the technology being developed and utilised to ensure food security, this event is part of the college's activities for British Science Week. 


  • 09:00: Welcome/introduction
  • 09:10: Cellular agriculture – a new opportunity for the farming community? (University of Bath)
  • 09:50: Poultry farming and post moult production (Orchard Organic Farm)  
  • 10:15: Working with local suppliers/producers (Churston Traditional Farm)
  • 10:45-11:10: Tea/coffee refreshments
  • 11.15: Welcome back and introductions
  • 11.20: Palm oil policy (Paignton Zoo)
  • 11:45: Working with farmers to conserve bats (Devon Greater Horseshoe Bat Project)  
  • 12:10: Snail farming in the UK (South Devon Snail Farm)
  • 12:35: Hydroponic livestock feed growing systems (Fodder Solutions)
All presentations are subject to change.

Booking is required for this event - please contact the University Centre by phone or email (details below). 

South Devon College is part of Academic Partnerships, a partnership between Plymouth University and local colleges that brings degrees to local doorsteps.

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