Are you worried about the future of farming?

2 Minute Farmer is exploring the complex issues in farming and breaking them down into manageable chunks

We have information for:  Farmers      Businesses Helping Farmers

2 Minute Farmer Homepage Draft

2 Minute Farmer is a collaboration between Stephens Scown LLP and the Rural Business School, supported by the Agri-Tech Cornwall Project. We want to help farmers tackle the challenges of modern life by exploring and unpacking complex issues.

Browse our website to discover tools that can be used to improve farms in quick bursts. Additionaly, there is lots of farming advice and videos. There is also information on our research which aims to facilitate businesses who support farmers.

This site is under construction. New content will be added as the research project develops.

Improve Your Farm

Do you have a spare 2 minutes? Then please click on the boxes below to explore the 2 minute farmer tool kit.

Ask yourself the big questions

Tractor pulling a heavy load of hay bales. The bales represent represent farming issues including health, succession, regulations, money and the future.

Use this diagram to answer questions such as “Why are you farming?”. This tool can be used to help with difficult conversations about the farm.

Meet Dave and Sarah

Farmers Dave and Sarah

Meet Dave and Sarah as they wrestle with the challenges of farming life. See how they have dealt with issues on the farm.

Quickly assess your farm

Tractor Wheel of Life Self Assessment Tool

Undertake a quick self assessment of your farm business. This tool will help you prioritise what areas to work on first.

Learn something new


Explore the 2 Minute Farmer Knowledge Hub, which contains loads of information about farm businesses. There is short and simple advice for a broad range of areas.

Increase your Knowledge of the Farming Sector

The agricultural sector doesn’t only contain farmers. Subsequently, many different businesses are essential to keep food on our plates. Businesses such as consultants, solicitors and accountants provide important services to farmers. Therefore, we are working with several of these types of businesses in Cornwall to improve knowledge exchange across the sector.

Our Research


2 Minute Farmer is creating bite-sized information about the agricultural sector. We are collecting data from the literature, our own research and farm business survey data in order to produce these.

Our Survey

A hand putting a leaflets into a collection box. The leaflet is a hard copy of the information in farming survey.

We are currently asking farmers to fill out our survey. This will increase the industries’ knowledge of decision-making on farms.



Have a look at who we are currently collaborating with.

Our Partners

Agritech Cornwall and ERDF logo
Stephens Scown logo
Duchy College Rural Business School Logo