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Elmwood College Farm, Fife

Visit an organic farm

Elmwood College Farm, Fife

Elmwood College Farm is a 105 hectare holding lying in the Kingdom of Fife’s rolling countryside. The farm has been organic since 2001 and provides a practical example of sustainable agriculture to students and the public alike. Visit the farm to find out more.

Organic livestock

The farm has a herd of 35 suckler cows that graze the clover-rich organic pastures. All the progeny are finished on the farm and sold to supermarket outlets. A flock of 160 sheep graze in rotation with the cows and give birth to their lambs in the spring.

Organic crops

Cereal crops are grown on the farm including wheat, barley and oats. The wheat is sold for milling and fish food whilst the barley is used by brewers for malting. The grazed grass and clover leys build up soil fertility for the cereals which follow in the crop rotation.

Wildlife

The farm is part of SEERAD’s Countryside Premium Scheme and is restoring hedgerows on the farm through traditional management. It has wetland and a pond where rare birds such as snipe and reed bunting can be found. Buzzards, lapwing and skylark can also be seen on the farm.

Courses and training

The farm forms part of Elmwood College that offers training and courses in a host of subject areas – from organic farming to conservation.  

Arranging a visit   

Schools and groups of 16 or less are welcome to visit the farm by arrangement. A trail can be followed around the farm and a public open day is held each year with tractor and trailer rides, sheep shearing demonstrations and other displays.  

How to get there   

The farm is situated at Cupar Muir, just south of the town of Cupar. It is well signposted off the Cupar Muir – Springfield road.   
By bike: Find your route on the Sustrans website         

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