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The Rural Business School is a specialist unit within Duchy and Bicton Colleges, providing research, consultancy and knowledge transfer.

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Agri Carbon Kernow

ABCD

Home Farm Natural Capital

Farm Net Zero

Challenge of Rural Leadership

The future for Rural Industries has never been more challenging

Rural Business Research

The largest specialist group of its kind in the UK

Applied Research

Working with farmers to deliver solutions
The Rural Business School prides itself on being able to deliver a programme of research and technology transfer capacity in the land based sector.
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Farm Net Zero Farmer Conference 2022

The first Farm Net Zero Farmer Conference was held on the 13th September 2022 at Blable Farm, by kind permission of Farm Net Zero Demo Farmers Mike and Sam Roberts. The conference presented the work of the project to date, including a look at the results from the soil sampling and carbon footprinting. We also…

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“The training allowed me to make more money through sheep shearing. It also meant that the sheep get a better cut, with fewer scratches from the clippers. Since I have been shearing the availability of the training course have meant that more local people are staying in the industry.”
Andrew Pennington
"The great thing about the Healthy Livestock initiative is that it enables our practice to perform preventative medicine on BVD, Mastitis, Johne's, and Lameness in greater depth. Some might find it quite prescriptive, but it guarantees a comprehensive approach to all our farmers."
Peter Plate - Damory Vets, Blandford