student from Oaklands’ new Agriculture course ploughed her way to victory at a
local farming competition.
students took part in the Young Farmers Ploughing Match at Hill End Farm near
Hatfield, and 17-year-old Holly Harris took first place.
from Berkhamsted, said: “I’m really pleased to have won the competition. I
wanted to study agriculture because I like working with animals and I like the
idea of working on a farm. I had never driven a tractor before I came to
college so I was a bit surprised to win.”
were tasked with ploughing part of a field, with points being awarded for
straightness and neatness of the resulting furrows.
Animal Care Lecturer Colin Elcombe said: “It’s a great achievement for Holly
and it’s fantastic to see her putting the skills she has learnt at college into
practice. This course gives the students a really good basic knowledge about
agriculture which is a great starting point for when they enter into the