Griffiths: YFC is a key organisation
FARMERS MOVE INTO NEW HOME
CABINET Secretary for Environment and Rural Affairs Lesley Griffiths AM praised Eryri YFC as she opened its new office.
Previously based at Glynllifon, Eryri YFC accepted an offer from the NFU Cymru Mid Gwynedd trustees to take up the space in the second-floor of the NFU Cymru Caernarfon office.
Ms Griffiths said: “YFC is a key organisation undertaking invaluable work nurturing the skills and talents of young people across rural Wales.
“I have met many young farmers over the last year and I am always impressed by their passion, the positivity and the recognition of the need for change within the industry.”
Merfyn Glyn Owen, YFC County Chair for Eryri, said: “It was an offer we couldn’t refuse and we are so grateful to NFU Cymru for welcoming us to our new office and for their support.
“The new office will enable us to support our 400 plus members giving them opportunities to gain skills in agricultural and nonagricultural events through competitions, various activities and socialising.”
Glyn Owen, Eryri YFC County President, added: “I’d like to thank the Cabinet Secretary for coming here and officially opening the office for us. We are looking forward to settling in to our new home.”
John Owen, NFU Cymru Mid Gwynedd Trustee, said: “As a farmer from Rowen and a former member of a local YFC club, I am thrilled that we have been able to help Eryri YFC with their new home. We hope they settle in well.
“Young farmers are the future of our industry and NFU Cymru is passionate about supporting the next generation of farmers in any way we can.
The YFC organisation supports young farmers and allows them to develop future skills to ensure they have a good foundation to build on when it comes to farming and working in the agricultural industry. NFU Cymru is pleased to be able to support the next generation of farmers and allow them to prosper.”
● Glyn Owen, Eryri YFC County President (left); Merfyn Glyn Owen, Eryri YFC County Chair; Dafydd Sion Williams, Eryri YFC Vice County Chair, Cabinet Secretary for Environment and Rural Affairs Lesley Griffiths AM; John Owen, Dafydd Jones and William Hughes, NFU Cymru Mid Gwynedd Trustees