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News published August 2017

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Donation benefits students at Barony

Published on Thursday, 17th August 2017

Barony Campus of Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC) have benefitted by receiving a very generous donation from John Deere Forestry.

livestock research at SRUC

Over 40 ground-breaking research projects highlighted in new SRUC publication

Published on Wednesday, 16th August 2017

Over 40 ground-breaking livestock research projects are highlighted in a new publication from SRUC to promote agricultural innovation that can benefit producers and the wider industry.

Potatoes in Practice 2017

SRUC on show at Potatoes in Practice

Published on Wednesday, 16th August 2017

SRUC was well represented at the recent industry showcase event Potatoes in Practice at Balruddery Research Farm neat Dundee.

Sebi team

£5.5m initiative bids to boost farm livestock health in Africa

Published on Wednesday, 16th August 2017

SRUC is one of the key partners in a new £5.5 million initiative to improve the health and productivity of farmed animals in sub-Saharan Africa.

Atv safety launch

Focus on quad bike safety at Dumfries Agricultural Show

Published on Wednesday, 16th August 2017

The issue of quad bike safety was the the focus of Scotland Rural College’s stand at Dumfries Agricultural Show – in a bid to reduce the risks for farmers.

pictured: Some of the S2 pupils at Kemnay Academy taking part in the Learning for Sustainability event

Firm evidence of the ‘Scottish System’ at Aberdeen

Published on Wednesday, 16th August 2017

SRUC Aberdeen showed a display of cross collaboration between the three core divisions at a recent Learning for Sustainability event hosted by Kemnay Academy.

Bridgit muasa and ice cub

From Dumfries to Africa – environmental challenges faced in studying cow fertility

Published on Wednesday, 16th August 2017

SRUC PhD student, Bridgit Muasa, funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has swapped Dumfries for Nairobi as she continues her studies into the fertility of dairy cows.

Mr Sandy Cumming, CBE

SRUC announces changes to Board membership

Published on Tuesday, 1st August 2017

Scotland’s Rural College has announced a number of forthcoming changes to the membership of the SRUC Board.

Prof Wayne Powell

Agricultural scientists call for new global crop alliance to support food security

Published on Tuesday, 1st August 2017

A group of world-leading crop scientists, including the Principal & Chief Executive of SRUC, has called for a global crop network to systematically tackle threats to global food security.

The consultation hopes to help unlock rural digital potential across the UK.

SRUC and Rural England launch consultation on unlocking rural digital potential across UK

Published on Tuesday, 1st August 2017

Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC) and Rural England have today launched a consultation focused on how to maximise the potential of the internet and technology to boost the digital economy across the UK.

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