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Bicton College Earth Centre
29th February 2016

By Sarah Hutchings, Earth Co-ordinator

The EaRTH Centre at Bicton College joined the Rural Business School in the Cornwall College Group merger which took place in March 2015.

We offer a range of short courses from the centre for candidates looking to move into new industries, students and candidates wanting to gain industry tickets and refresher training.


Farm Safety Awareness workshop
22nd February 2016

As part of the “Yellow Wellies” campaign, The Farm Safety Foundation put on a Farm Safety Awareness course for Agriculture students at Duchy College.

Two specialist health & safety...

16th February 2016

A new research project on mycotoxins

By Dr Stephen Roderick, Rural Business School, and...

4th December 2015

It’s not often that undergraduates can interrogate the chief executive of a multi-million pound business, but that was just the exciting opportunity our BSc (Hons) Rural Business...

2nd December 2015

A group of Duchy College’s second year...

2005 Challenge of Rural Leadership reunion
30th November 2015

Earlier this month a group of participants from the 2005 Challenge of Rural Leadership (CRL) course reunited and met in Cranborne, Dorset, exactly ten years after initially meeting on the...

9th November 2015

As many of you will be aware, the RBS prides itself on responding to industry needs, providing world class, and often tailored, bespoke training to farmers, foresters, veterinary nurses...

bees for the future
3rd November 2015

Have you thought about keeping bees on your land? Bees are pollinators vital to our food chain. One third of the food we eat would not be available without bees.


Grandfather Rights
29th October 2015

A current exemption in UK law, commonly known as ‘grandfather rights’ currently allows anyone born before 31st December 1964 to use plant protection products (PPP’s) authorised for...

Typical dairy unit in Kiambu, Kenya
26th October 2015

During the summer holidays, I was fortunate enough to spend six weeks in Nairobi working on a Comic-Relief funded project that the RBS is involved in. The project is called...