Location

The farm is located in Preston Crowmarsh near Benson, between Reading and Oxford in South Oxfordshire.

Who Should Visit?

- Farm Groups
- Agriculture Students
- GSCS / A level students
- Amenity Groups
- Pressure Groups
- Other clubs and societies
- The farm is accredited to do school visits. So far 150 groups (3500 people) have visited the farm

What will you see?

As the farm is 100% arable, growing only crops, there are no farm animals to see. Come to Crowmarsh Battle Farm to see our whole farm approach, where rotations, the selective use of inputs and efficient use of resources is balanced with planned environmental management to make Crowmarsh Battle Farm a truly sustainable business. You will see how a modern farm works: the fields with crops, the machinery, the technology, the conservation and the wildlife.

Facilities

Classroom facilities are available in The Cart Shed, part of the refurbished barns complex. We also have a specially made 20 seat trailer for tours around the farm.

Affiliations

LEAF (Linking Environment And Farming) was set up in 1991. A group of farmers, environmentalists, food and agricultural organisations, consumers, government and academics got together to narrow the gap between consumers and farmers. Crowmarsh Battle Farms has been a Leaf Demonstration farm since 1996.

FACE (Farming and Countryside Education) was setup in September 2001, with the aim of helping young people learn more about food and farming in a sustainable countryside.  More recently LEAF Education has taken over from FACE working across the education, farming and food sectors to inspire, engage and mobilise farmers and teachers about the value of farming in a learning context.

Booking and Contact Details

Initially, please book your visit via LEAF Visits or via the Farm Visits link at the FACE Website.

Open Farm Sunday - 9th June 2019

This year, as part of our 125th anniversary celebrations, we will be hosting LEAF's Open Farm Sunday on the 9th June.  For further details of what will be taking place on the day and details with regards to timings etc please visit our OFS Event page.