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PAYE and payroll training
8th May 2015

The Rural Business School is excited to announce a brand new initiative for the rural and landbased businesses in the South West.

In partnership with the leading firm of accountants Francis Clark, the RBS will be providing training in PAYE and payroll to help rural businesses understand the intricacies involved of running an efficient payroll and the obligations to their staff and how...

Pet Chicken
10th April 2015

Keeping pet cickens, a short course delivered by Duchy College Rural Business School (part of The Cornwall College Group), has been nominated for two national awards at this year’s Pig...

duchy bicton college partnership
1st April 2015

Today’s merger of Bicton College and The...

13th March 2015

The Farm Business Survey team at the RBS is busy collecting data from farms for the 2014/15 year.

A large number of our co-operators have their year ending at...

Challenge of Rural Leadership 2015
10th February 2015

Leadership skills came under the spotlight during the past fortnight for sixteen individuals currently working in management positions within the agricultural sector.


Calf jacket and heater protocol
9th February 2015

As this issue of The Rural Business School is being put together, the temperature outside has plummeted to below freezing.

Following a series of on-farm housing meetings...

6th February 2015

Where did all my profit go?! - profits in relation to fund flow

Research Officers for the Farm Business Survey (FBS) team visit 20 different farm types around the south...

Cornish brassica producers
4th February 2015

Cornish brassica producers debate with European counterparts at Brittany conference.

Some of the leading cauliflower producers and packers from Cornwall, attended ‘Congres international...

Philippa Smith
15th December 2014

Philippa Smith, a Research Masters student from Duchy College, is working in the lab and out on East Devon’s Pebblebed Heaths to find out.

Although her research is limited...

Jeremy Yabsley
11th December 2014

In the recent announcement of the proposed partnership between Bicton College and The Cornwall College Group (TCCG), the capacity of Duchy College’s Rural Business School was mentioned as...