Professor Sally Shortall has studied farming families around the world and her view remains the same. Women are vital for successful farming businesses but continue to be an under-valued resource.Read More
Supporting the community
Rural communities are at the heart of Cornish Mutual and we are committed to supporting the farms, businesses and charities around us.
From organising training and fundraising events to volunteering, we have an ambition to create a safe environment for the farming community across the South West.
See what we have been getting up to...
Why women are needed if farming is to survive
Inspire, network, grow
Struck by the lack of women working alongside her in the meat industry, Laura Ryan set up Meat Business Women in 2015. It is now a global phenomenon.Read More
How storytelling helps build industry resilience
Featuring in an episode of our Farming Focus podcast, BBC journalist Anna Jones and communications specialist Kendra Hall explain why storytelling and public relations is vital to the industry’s future.Read More
Molly Leigh awarded Bicton College Young Farmer Bursary
Molly Leigh's application secured her the 2022 Bicton College Young Farmer Bursary - find out more about Molly's entry into farming and her plans for the future.Read More
Bridgwater & Taunton College Young Farmer Bursary awarded to Grace Harding
Grace Harding has won our 2022 Bridgwater & Taunton College Young Farmer Bursary - find out more about Grace's farming ambitions here.Read More
Rebecca Hewlett wins Kingston Maurward College Young Farmer Bursary
Our 2022 Kingston Maurward Young Farmer Bursary has gone to Rebecca Hewlett - find out about Rebecca's farming experience and plans for the coming years.Read More
Rosie Squire is the 2022 Duchy College Young Farmer Bursary winner
With ambitions to become a farm animal technician, Rosie Squire has won the 2022 Young Farmer Bursary at Duchy College. Click to find out more about Rosie and her future farming plans.Read More
Developing the next generation of female farmers
Duchy College's agricultural courses are attracting more and more female farmers - we spoke to five female students to get their views and advice on building farming knowledge through study.Read More
Successful young handler builds career in agriculture
Cornish young handler Merryn Philp has grown through her experiences as a young handler, and now studies at Harper Adams University. We caught up with Merryn for her advice for more women getting into agriculture.Read More