Agriculture innovation centre opens at Bridgewater College

A £3 million centre dedicated to innovations in agriculture has been opened at Bridgwater College’s Cannington Centre.

More than 80 people, including agricultural company representatives and town dignitaries, attended the celebration, hearing speeches from Bridgwater College’s principal, Mike Robbins and head of agriculture innovation Ian Tremain.

“The investment we have made into this facility is the latest in a long line of developments at our Cannington Centre since its merger with Bridgwater College more than ten years ago,” said Mike Robbins, principal at the college. “We hope that this addition will continue to support the fantastic success rates of our agriculture students which are amongst the very best in the country.”

The new facility includes laboratories, classrooms, conferencing areas, a farm data analysis suite and a biosecurity centre. Guests were given the opportunity to have a look round the area after the official opening, on tours run by the centre staff and students.

Kirsty Sheldon, from Cheddar, added: “The Agriculture Innovation Centre has really helped to bring the staff and students together. We have everything we need here, from fantastic teaching and practical resources, to great catering facilities- it feels more like a small community than a college.”

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