​Agriculture

The grass is greener for Dorset botanic business owner celebrating 30 years of success

Knoll Gardens, the Wimborne-based leading ornamental grass specialist in the UK, is celebrating three decades of success since shifting its focus to mail order and... READ MORE »

Farm safety event providing practical advice on staying safe and healthy declared a big success

A farm safety event concentrating on health issues as well as avoiding incidents has been declared a great success. NFU Mutual's North Dorset agency staged the event at... READ MORE »

Postponed countryside show rescheduled for June

A mere 18 hours after being forced to postpone the Gillingham & Shaftesbury Spring Show, the organisers have announced new dates of the 8th and 9th of June. The show... READ MORE »

Farm safety event to put the focus on mental health among other topics

An advice day to help farmers operate safely across all aspects of their work takes place this month. Organised by rural insurer NFU Mutual, the Farm Safety Day is free... READ MORE »

BV Dairy sells to farmer-owned co-op First Milk as MD Jim hopes to keep family spirit alive

BV Dairy has been acquired by farmer-owned cooperative First Milk following a bidding process overseen by PKF Francis Clark. Based in Shaftesbury, BV Dairy was... READ MORE »

Biz Bites: Gardening guru's talk for community garden; racehorse trainer opens stable doors; Trethowans' triple Legal 500 win

Gardening guru and author set to give talk in aid of Wimborne Community Garden Gardening guru and author Tamsin Westhorpe is set to return to Wimborne to give a talk with... READ MORE »

Biz Gallery: 60k descend on Dorchester for annual rural celebration

There are not too many events where you can see monster trucks, woodcutting and sheep shearing in the space of one weekend. One where you can, however, is the annual... READ MORE »

James Cox takes the 20 Questions hotseat ahead of this weekend's Dorset County Show

After taking a week's holiday, 20 Questions is back to grill some of Dorset's leading lights in a series of part fun, part serious questions. Ahead of Dorset County Show... READ MORE »

They aren’t horsing around – Dorset County Show set to host prestigious London equestrian qualifiers

Organisers of the annual Dorset County Show are buzzing as they gear up to hold qualifier classes for the London International Horse Show this September. It’s a... READ MORE »

"Cause close to my heart" says Nicki as life-saving county hospital development is backed by show

Dorset County Show's Charity of the Year is very personal for its Chair, Nicki Ralph. The county's largest annual agricultural show has selected Dorset County Hospital... READ MORE »