Griffiths: YFC is a key or­gan­i­sa­tion

FARM­ERS MOVE INTO NEW HOME

Caernarfon Herald - - NEWS -

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

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