NFU Cymru Organisation Structure
Local Branch Committees within each County discuss issues and decisions which are then passed on to a full Committee at each of the 11 County levels. NFU Cymru feel that the views of grass roots members is paramount to the success of our policies and decision making.
Welsh Boards decide and agree policies which are then put to politicians and officials when making decisions on agricultural issues in the Welsh Assembly. There are four main Welsh Boards; Welsh Livestock, Welsh Less Favoured Area (LFA), Welsh Milk and Dairy Produce and the Rural Affairs Board. Day to day activities rest with the Welsh Management Board.
Chairman: Mr Wyn Evans
Wyn farms at Nantbyr Uchaf, a farm which fringes the Ystwyth Valley. The farm comprises of suckler cows, store cattle and sheep, most of which are Tregaron Welsh, crossed with a Charolais ram, Wyn has also introduced a Bluefaced Leicester cross Texel ram which he will be keeping replacements from. Wyn is always looking at how his farm can become more sustainable and hopes to grow more protein crops for the cattle in the future. Wyn is currently Chairman of the Ystwyth Valley agricultural discussion group, Community Councillor for Ystrad Meurig ward, and is also the current President of Ceredigion NFU Cymru.
Vice Chairman: Mr Jonathan Huntley
Chairman: Mr Aled Jones
An eighth generation dairy farmer, Aled farms near Caernarfon with a large herd of Holsteins and sells his milk to Tomlinson’s Dairies in Wrexham. Aled is currently Vice-Chairman of the Holstein UK Board, Chairman of the Cattle Information Services (CIS) and a member of the Welsh Dairy Leadership board.
Vice Chairman: Mr Jonathan Wilkinson
Rural Affairs Board
Chairman: Mr Hedd Pugh
Hedd is an upland beef and sheep farmer in Dinas Mawddwy and keeps Welsh Mountain sheep as well as cross breeds and has a small herd of suckler cows. Away from the farm, Hedd also keeps a busy diary and is currently the NFU Cymru representative on Wales YFC council. He is on the Royal Welsh Agricultural Society council, is a Life President of Meirionnydd YFC and is also a member on two boards: Welsh Lamb and Beef Producers in Aberystwyth and Llandrillo Menai College.
Vice Chairman: Mr Glyn Davies
Less Favoured Area (LFA) Board
Chairman: Mr John Owen
John farms at Golygfa’r Dyffryn, Rowen, along with his wife and son. This is some of the highest terrain in Snowdonia and stretches from the Conwy river up to the dizzying heights of Carnedd Llewelyn. He keeps Pedigree and Commercial flocks of sheep, and all the stock is sold through the live market at nearby Llanrwst. John was made an associate of the Royal Welsh Agricultural Society in 2011 for his services to Welsh Agriculture.
Vice Chairman: Mr Richard Tudor