Netherfield Centre

Plumpton College at Netherfield
Centre for Sustainable Food and Farming
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Netherfield Place Farm, Battle, East Sussex TN33 9PY
Tel: 01424 775615.

Plumpton College at Netherfield Centre for Sustainable Food and Farming has been established for over seven years and is sited on two working organic farms. The aim is to raise awareness of farming, food and environmental issues by providing a bespoke and dynamic training programme to assist farmers and growers to keep farming in a sustainable way, information and producer networking opportunities in linking producers with local retail outlets, mentoring and advice. Training and advice is also provided for anyone employed or considering being employed in farming, growing or associated food related industries with a desire to change direction, add value or simply gain a new skill. Retailers sourcing local produce, first time land owners, bed and breakfast businesses, restaurants, cafes, hotels and pubs can also benefit.

Courses include: Land Management. Butchery Training, in beef, pork, lamb and venison. Sausage Making, Bacon and Gammon Curing. Salami Making. Livestock Production. Poultry Keeping and Processing. Rural Skills and Crafts such as trug making, fencing and hedgelaying


One and two day courses for land based businesses and food producers. From Butchery training, beef, pork, lamb, bacon and gammon curing, sausage making and venison to plan and plant an orchard. Coming up, Pre Tup Health Check. Livestock Transport Certificate. Game Meat Master Class. Rearing Table Poultry. Poultry Processing. Practical Poultry Slaughter. CIEH Food Hygiene. For details please telephone 01424 775615. Plumpton College at Netherfield, Netherfield Place Farm, Netherfield, Battle TN33 9PY