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Enhance your understanding of the future of agriculture

As the world undergoes a climate crisis, agriculture is under the spotlight like never before. The industry is not only in the grips of technological change but is also under pressure to embrace greater sustainability.

Society is increasingly interested in optimising how we use farmland as we see the increasing effects of climate change. Cultural shifts mean we’re also seeing people all over the world take more interest in where the food they eat comes from. This has resulted in increased awareness and concern over the conditions in which livestock are farmed and a growing movement towards finding new technologies for food production.

Agriculture courses on FutureLearn

With our free agriculture courses, you have the chance to get to grips with many of these challenging issues.

You can explore fascinating topics like sustainable farming methods or identify the latest farming and food production technologies. From animal feed safety to climate smart agriculture, you’ll learn alongside an international cohort of like-minded agriculture professionals and enthusiasts. You’ll be encouraged to share your experiences in the industry through discussion steps along the way.

We’ve partnered with top agriculture schools, like the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU), to bring you the latest in agriculture education. You’ll be led by leading agricultural experts as you find out the facts surrounding some of agriculture’s critical issues and developments.

A career in agriculture

Aside from farming, upskilling in agriculture can be useful for many jobs. You can harness your skills to become an operations or business manager for a farm or agricultural business. This requires a holistic understanding of the agriculture industry and online learning can help you to develop your skills and understanding in this area.

You could also work in food production, as a food lab technicians or animal feed expert. The study of agriculture can also lead to roles in animal health, grounds management, horticulture, and mechanical engineering.

Whether you work in the agricultural industry and are looking to upskill, you’d like to broaden your understanding of the opportunities that exist when working in agriculture or you simply want to know more about agricultural issues, these online courses can help.

You’ll discover the challenges modern agriculture faces alongside the many opportunities that are arising. There couldn’t be a more exciting time to get involved in the agricultural industry. Browse our online agricultural courses to find your perfect agriculture course today.

Earn an agriculture certificate

Earn personalised agriculture certificates when you complete an online course on FutureLearn, complete with lead educator signatures, organisation logos and course details. Share your achievements with employers, on Linkedin, on your CV and more.

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