29th April 2002
Riseholme Park Farms Ltd has been unveiled as the new name for the University of Lincoln’s School of Agriculture farming enterprise.
Previously known as De Montfort University Lincolnshire Farms Ltd, the new name has been chosen to represent the campus and farms at Riseholme and Nettleham as well as the progression from conventional agriculture to rural diversification.
The farm and campus consists of 20 hectares of mixed woodland, deer parks, extensive water features, glasshouses, landscaped gardens and 369 hectares of dairy grassland and arable farmland.
“We wanted a name which represents both the farm and campus and also represents our new approach to farm management which embraces the total estate,” said Clive Bound, Director of Riseholme Park.
“Rather than having individual enterprises on campus the farm, through its farm manager Tony Wright, will manage the woodland, fisheries, deer park and plant centre as an integrated venture from which both the farm business and the academic mission of the park will benefit.”
Students, staff and equipment from the Caythorpe campus, the other residential site of Lincolnshire School of Agriculture, will be transferring to Riseholme Park at the end of this academic year.
From September 2002 Riseholme Park will be offering training and education in animal and equine studies alongside countryside management, agriculture, forestry, arboriculture and horticulture.
If you would like further information regarding any of these courses please contact the Lincolnshire School of Agriculture on 01522 522252.
For more information, or a photo, contact:
Gill Noakes, Press Assistant, University of Lincoln
Tel: 01522 886042
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