Gwenno Puw Rowlands
Wrexham and Flint
Gwenno Puw is the development officer for the Wrexham and Flint area. Gwenno grew up on her family’s hill farm near Bala, which has been in the family for three generations and lies within the boundaries of the Snowdonia National Park.
She divides her time between her new role with Farming Connect and helping her parents and brothers with their herd of Limousin cattle and pedigree Welsh mountain ewes and Texel cross sheep. “They may tell you differently, but they couldn’t do without me at lambing and shearing times!” says Gwenno.
“I have really enjoyed working and socialising with farmers, through my involvement with Maesywaen YFC where I was both secretary and chair and through my role as secretary of Cymdeithas Parc, a community-led initiative which brings people in our rural locality together.
After graduating in Welsh from Aberystwyth University, where she studied the role of women in agriculture down the generations for her dissertation, Gwenno joined Farming Connect as an administration officer.
“For the last three years, I’ve seen so many farmers and foresters develop or grow their businesses and a lot of this has been achieved with support provided by Farming Connect.
“My new role will allow me to build on this, and I’m keen to signpost businesses to specific projects or services that can help them meet their business and personal objectives.
“There is so much available that can help them become more efficient and profitable. Although I’ve got a large geographic area to cover, I intend on visiting Mold and Ruthin markets regularly, so I’ll be out and about and happy to help.”
Gwenno will also manage a number of Farming Connect discussion groups on dairy, beef and sheep.
“These groups provide farmers with fantastic opportunities to learn from each other and benchmark their progress,” says Gwenno.
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