Telford is part of New Zealand farming history and has been preparing students for their futures in agriculture since 1964.

The Balclutha campus extends over 856 hectares of farmland with halls of residence and facilities, technical workshops (machinery, carpentry and welding), classrooms and livestock units.

Students gain real-life, practical training under the supervision of experienced tutors and farm managers. Telford Farms are run as a commercial entity.

The farms provide a commercially realistic 'classroom' to develop your farming skills. Each week Telford Farm Managers have up to five students undertaking work experience.

Telford offers several programmes by distance learning, as well as STAR programmes for schools, and Taster Camps.


Telford Campus Farms

  • Sheep - 402
  • Dairy - 334
  • Forestry - 91
  • Equine - 9
  • Campus - 20