Farm Net Zero

Duchy College has been awarded over £1.2 million from the Climate Action Fund to run a project tasked with helping the farming community of East Cornwall reach net zero carbon emissions. The National Lottery-backed project, which will run for five years, is called ‘Farm Net Zero’ and will see a number of organisations work alongside the college.  Greenhouse gas emissions from agriculture have been in the spotlight in…

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Virtual Field Day: Multispecies Leys

Date and Time Thu, 21 May 2020 11:30 – 13:00 This virtual event is part of a 2 part series in a collaboration between Agricology, Duchy College, AgriTech Cornwall, FABulous Farmers, CFE , FWAGSW and Rothamsted Research. Multispecies leys combine complementary grass, legume and herb species. A more diverse sward can provide greater resilience to…

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World-renowned rural leadership course hailed huge success

One of the world’s leading rural leadership courses is celebrating the conclusion of another successful year.The Challenge of Rural Leadership course, now in its 24th year, was lauded by delegates and organisers. Managed by the Rural Business School (RBS) at Duchy College, part of The Cornwall College Group, on behalf of the Worshipful Company of Farmers, delegates…

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BVD Stamp It Out Project

Duchy College’s Rural Business School (RBS) has helped to sign up just over 2,000 farmers on to the BVD Stamp It Out Project. This is a massive 74% of the overall SW target, with lots more work projected to happen over the winter months. These farmers are spread over 37 different vet practices, with another…

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