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Sam Rowlands supports Wales Woman Farmer of the Year Award

MR ROWLANDS, a keen supporter of the farming sector, is backing NFU Cymru who along with NFU Mutual have launched a search to find the 26th Wales Woman Farmer of the Year.

He said: “This is a wonderful opportunity for female farmers in North Wales to take part in the annual competition and once again promote the work of women farmers.

“The search is on to find the Wales Woman Farmer of the Year and once again highlight the important contribution they make in the Welsh farming industry.

“We have so many talented and hard working women working in farming across North Wales and I really would urge them to apply.”

NFU Cymru Deputy President Abi Reader, a former winner of the award who will be one of this year’s judges, said: “The Wales Woman Farmer of the Year Award is there to champion the contribution that women make to farming businesses and wider rural life. Over the past 25 years we have had a variety of winners, all representing different sectors and parts of the farming industry, and we look forward to receiving applications for the 2024 title and celebrating this great award.”

Heather Holgate, NFU Cymru & NFU Mutual Group Secretary who will be judging alongside Abi Reader, said: “For generations women have played a crucial role in Welsh agriculture, from running farm businesses to leading diversification enterprises to increase farm income and NFU Mutual is proud to support this award. We hope the award inspires other women in Wales to take centre stage and influence farming in the future.”

The winner of the NFU Cymru/NFU Mutual Wales Woman Farmer of the Year 2024 award will receive £500 and a Welsh Royal Crystal bowl. The award will be presented on Thursday July 25th on the NFU Cymru stand at the Royal Welsh Show.

If you are interested in entering, or know someone who you think is worthy of a nomination for the title of Wales Woman Farmer of the Year 2024, please visit the NFU Cymru website or contact the NFU Cymru office by telephoning 01982 554200 or emailing [email protected].

The closing date for the competition is Monday May 27 2024.