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Working in Farming

By ACS Distance Education on October 26, 2022 in Farming | comments
Farming is an incredibly diverse profession. There are many different types of crops and animal breeds that can be farmed, and many ways of doing it. This means there are all sorts of job roles within farming, and all sorts of opportunities for people to get involved.   Read on to explore more about the importance of farming, different types of farming, different jobs and what you need to consider for working in the farming industry.
It is hard to predict what the world might look like post covid; but we do know that experiences today shape what comes tomorrow. That would suggest the new normal in gardening and every other aspect of our lives will not be anything like the old normal.

Practical Agriculture Studies Online

By ACS Distance Education on April 23, 2018 in Farming | comments

Our agriculture courses are designed to offer  very flexible and practical learning.

Yes, of course you read through lesson materials and answer assignment questions, but our courses are more unique than this.

Within our courses, you are encouraged to use all possible research resources and to carry out more practical work and research. With this type of study, your learning is really enhanced and it will help you place your learning into practice.


You have no doubt heard about Chain of Custody (COC) issues in the many forensic TV shows on our screens. The shows where faulty documentation destroys an otherwise carefully prepared case and the criminal goes free!  So exactly what is a COC?  It is the chronological ‘paper’ trail, showing the collection, transfer, receipt, analysis, storage, and disposal of a sample. At all stages, the sample is in someone’s custody—that person is responsible for it.

The COC is just as important in environmental  and agricultural sciences -the integrity of the sampling, testing and reporting chain is very important


Did you hate chemistry at school because it was boring? Daunting?   But now you need to understand environmental chemistry basics for your job?  Have a look at our  new Environmental-Chemistry course which starts at basics and leads you into the fascinating world of chemicals in the environment.  Become familiar with names like POPs (sounds friendly but it isn’t – Persistent Organic Pollutants) and PAHs (Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons released when fuels or organic matter are burned).Learn the difference between oxygen and ozone. Understand how, what and where chemicals occur in air, water and soil, including the good, the bad, the ugly.