Duchy College Rural Business School is at the cutting edge of positive development in rural industry

An organisation that combines education, training, business support and applied research for rural industries.

Working throughout the agricultural industry with a diverse range of people, groups and organisations

The Rural Business School works with other land based colleges and training providers to ensure that training opportunities are offered across the region, providing first hand specialist knowledge and technical support where it matters.

These companies and organisations form a vital part of our network, ensuring that we have up to date knowledge of the training and research requirements of our industry.

Prioritising sustainable agriculture and resource management

The Rural Business School houses technical specialists in animal health and welfare, resource management, competitiveness, organic production systems and knowledge transfer.

The RBS also plays a key role in a number of applied research projects, including Defra’s Sustainable Intensification Platform, providing research facilities and expertise to trial cutting edge solutions to the issues faced in the industry.

Increasing knowledge, productivity, and efficiency in agriculture and forestry

From its inception, the RBS has been firmly embedded in the land-based sector, dedicated to providing services to owners, managers and employees of rural businesses and organisations.

The school operates within a large network of industry and academic partners and collaborators and has a key role in knowledge exchange and disseminating research from science into practice.

The Rural Business School prides itself on being able to deliver a programme of research and technology transfer capacity in the land based sector.

The school has a dedicated team of staff who pioneer new research approaches and are involved in research and development on regional, national and international platforms.

Rural Business Research

Challenge of Rural Leadership 2024

RBS Projects

RBS Team