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  • Advanta - Breeders of agricultural crop varieties and grasses for agricultural and amenity uses. Contains descriptions of varieties and guidelines for growers.
  • AgriFood Charities Partnership - Assists charities that support the agrifood industry
  • Alvis Brothers - Alvis brothers make their organic cheese using milk supplied by members of the Organic Milk Suppliers Cooperative (OMSCo), the leading and longest established cooperative of organic dairy farmers in the UK
  • Bicton College - Part of The Cornwall College Group (through Duchy College and the Rural Business School) share a deep passion for and expertise in the land-based sector, with both enjoying strong reputations for high quality learning and teaching in this specialist field.
  • BOCM Pauls - The UK's leading animal feed manufacturer.
  • British Potato Council - Our main functions are to fund research and development, transfer technology, collect and disseminate market information, and to advertise and promote potatoes at home and in export markets.
  • Business Links - Find out how to create a culture of innovation and improve profitability.
  • CoaST - Cornish Sustaiable Tourism Project work with everyone involved in tourism in Cornwall to ensure tourism delivers social, economic and environmental benefit to Cornwall.
  • Cornwall College Business - Support your business training needs to help provide opportunities for growth within your business
  • Cornwall Agricultural Council - The Cornwall Agricultural Council Development Team is an Objective One funded project, sponsored by Cornwall Enterprise, and has been in existence since November 2000.
  • Cornwall County Council - Cornwall County Council takes pride in providing essential services to the community ensuring that living in Cornwall is the best it can be!
  • Cornwall Farmers Ltd - Agricultural supply co-operative serving farms, rural communities and towns across the southwest.
  • Cornwall Quality Livestock - We are a group of farmers who benefit from marketing our stock together.
  • Cornwall Smallholders - Forum for smallholders of all persuasion to share ideas, problems and offer a supportive community
  • Cornish Horticultural Enterprise (CHE) - Cornish Horticulture Enterprises brings you the latest information on the Cornish Horticultural Industry and provides details of Objective 1 grant funding for horticultural businesses within Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.
  • Cornwall Veterinary Association and Associates
  • DairyCo - Working towards creating an increased demand for milk supplied by profitable British dairy farmers.
  • Dairy Crest - Dairy Crest, the UK's premier chilled dairy foods company, focuses on building leadership positions in branded and added value markets across the dairy sector and investing in industry leading facilities to create competitive advantage.
  • Defra - For the first time one department has brought together the interests of farmers and the countryside; the environment and the rural economy; the food we eat, the air we breathe and the water we drink.
  • Duchy College - Cornwall's College of the Countryside has a top quality standard of education with a comprehensive range of qualifications available up to degree level.
  • Duchy of Cornwall - The Duchy of Cornwall is a well-managed private estate which funds the public, charitable and private activities of The Prince of Wales and his family.
  • Eden Project - Eden is about connecting plants, people and places. We are a living demonstration of regeneration and we aim to reconnect people with their environments locally and globally.
  • English Beef & Lamb Executive - The EBLEX objective is to create a sustainable and competitive beef and lamb sector.
  • Environment Agency - We are the Environment Agency. It's our job to look after your environment and make it a better place - for you, and for future generations.
  • Farm Cornwall - The Penwith Farm Business Centre offers Sound, Practical, Realistic and Confidential advice whatever your needs.
  • Farmers Weekly - FARMERS WEEKLY is the leading weekly agricultural magazine serving the UK farming industry. Packed with news and views about the industry, FARMERS WEEKLY has served farmers since 1934.
  • Farm Stay UK - The largest network of farm based accommodation in the UK.
  • Food Innovation Service - Established to support and encourage innovation activities in the food sector.
  • Food from Cornwall - The most comprehensive website for Cornish food and drink.
  • Fresh Start - Fresh Start is an industry-led initiative to encourage new entrants into farming whilst at the same time helping established farmers think about how they will respond to the challenges and opportunities of CAP reform.
  • FWAG - FWAG exists to provide farmers, landowners and our other clients with the best opportunity for environmental gain through cost effective, quality solutions.
  • Ginsters - Real Honest Food
  • Government Office of the South West - Government Office for the South West (GOSW) aims to make the South West a better place to live and work, now and in the future.
  • Hartpury College - Hartpury College is an outstanding provider of land-based, sports and related courses.
  • Institute of Grassland and Environmental Research - IGER is known throughout the world for its scientific contribution to forage-related plant breeding, plant biology and genetics,animal science and nutrition, organic dairying, soil science and agro-ecology.
  • Institute of Horticulture - The Institute of Horticulture is the authoritative organisation representing all those professionally engaged in Horticulture in the UK & Ireland.
  • Jaspers - Family owned business that produces supreme cuts of beef from quality West Country Cattle.
  • LANDEX - An Association of Further and Higher Education Colleges.
  • Lantra - If you are an employer or individual working in the environmental and land-based sector, this website includes information that will help increase your skills and drive forward your business development.
  • Leaf - Helping farmers improve their environment and business performance.
  • Learning & Skills Council - The LSC exists to make England better skilled and more competitive. We have a single goal: to improve the skills of England's young people and adults to make sure we have a workforce that is of world-class standards.
  • Lloyd Maunders - Producers and packers of fresh meat and poultry and butchers with a chain of shops across Devon. Proud to be part of the farming heritage of the West Country from which our business evolved more than 100 years ago.
  • Meat South West - Meat South West represents the interests of all sectors of the red meat supply chain in the South West of England.
  • National Farmers Union - The NFU champions British Farming and provides professional representation and services to over 60,000 Farmer and Grower members.
  • NIAB - NIAB is a plant science research organisation developing parental plant breeding material, research, technical services and training in plant genetic resources for world-wide use.
  • Novartis - the UK affiliate of the Swiss based Novartis AG. Novartis is a world leader in the research and development of products to protect and improve health and well being.
  • Organic Studies Centre - The Organic Studies Centre is committed to the delivery of a high quality trials and demonstration programme for organic agriculture in Cornwall and Isles of Scilly.
  • Pfizer - Pfizer is a research-based global pharmaceutical company. Pfizer discovers, develops, manufactures and markets leading prescription medicines for humans and animals, as well as many of the world's best-known consumer products.
  • Red Meat Industry Forum - Our aim is to help everybody involved in the red meat supply chain to adapt their businesses to all the inevitable challenges ahead, particularly post CAP reform and in the face of growing globalisation.
  • Roach Foods - The leader in the sale of pre-packed bacon and cooked meat products to both UK and European supermarkets. We have a turnover of £250 million and employ 1800 people based at four sites in Cornwall.
  • Royal Society for the Protection of Birds - The RSPB is the UK charity working to secure a healthy environment for birds and wildlife, helping to create a better world for us all.
  • Schering-Plough
  • Shearwell Data Ltd - Shearwell Data Ltd provides a range of quality goods to aid identification of animals from ear tags to electronic identification systems.
  • Soil Association - We are the UK's leading environmental charity promoting sustainable, organic farming and championing human health.
  • Southwest Food & Drink - South West Food & Drink is the "umbrella" trade organisation dedicated to the development of the food and drink industry throughout South West England
  • Southwest Rural Enterprise GatewayYour gateway to information, advice & support for rural businesses
  • South West TB Farm Advisory Service - The aim of the Service is to ensure a high level of independent and confidential farmer-friendly support linked to all practical aspects and solutions of TB and to enable dairy and beef farmers to continue to trade.
  • Southwest Tourism - The official tourism website for the South West.
  • Syngenta - Syngenta is a world-leading agribusiness committed to sustainable agriculture through innovative research and technology.
  • SWHLI - South West Healthy Livestock Initiative
  • SWARM Knowledge Hub - An initiative which provides farmers and growers with practical, up to date and unbiased information to help manage natural resources efficiently
  • The Arable Group (TAG) - TAG The country's leading independent crop research and consultancy organisation.
  • The British Grassland Society - The British Grassland Society is a forum for those with an active interest in the science and practice of temperate grassland production and utilization.
  • The Silvanus Trust - Working through partnerships to regenerate the woodlands in the South West for economic, social and environmental benefits.
  • The Farmers Club - A unique fellowship of those involved in and with United Kingdom agriculture.
  • Taste of the West - Taste of the West provides key support for the economic development of the Food and Drink industry throughout the South West - from Gloucestershire and Somerset through to Wiltshire, Dorset, Devon and Cornwall.
  • Trewithen Cornish Farm Dairies - Our pledge is to give you fresh dairy food. We produce & pack the milk, Clotted Cream and Butter on our farm.
  • University of Bristol - Internationally distinguished and one of the very best in the UK, thanks to its outstanding staff, superb facilities and talented students.
  • University of Exeter - Our campuses in Exeter and Cornwall provide an exceptional study environment as well as excellent social and sporting facilities.
  • University of Liverpool - The University of Liverpool is one of the UK's leading universities. We are renowned for our teaching and research excellence. Our departments and schools are world-class and we have an outstanding reputation for student support.
  • University of Plymouth - The University of Plymouth is one of the UK's most dynamic and innovative universities - located at the heart of a great and beautiful, waterfront city.
  • Women’s Food and Farming Union - Founded in 1979, this voluntary organisation is committed to promoting an understanding of and confidence in all aspects of quality British produce.
  • Worshipful Company of Farmers
  • Women in Rural Enterprise - WiRE is a national business club for rural women, offering a dynamic member package of practical and specific business services and support for women in rural enterprise.
  • Young Farmers Clubs - The National Federation of Young Farmers’ Clubs (NFYFC) is the head of a nationwide body of more than 700 Young Farmers’ Clubs (YFCs) located throughout England and Wales, dedicated to supporting young people in agriculture and the countryside.
  • Yara - A leading chemical company that converts energy and nitrogen from the air into essential products for farmers and industrial customers.