Angharad Thomas

Carmarthen, Carmarthenshire

An Agri-Food Marketing graduate from Harper Adams university, Angharad Thomas lives on her family’s beef and sheep farm in the Tywi Valley. Currently working for the Royal Welsh Agricultural Society in the livestock department, Angharad has always had a strong involvement with the agricultural industry driven through her extensive participation with the Young Farmer Club (YFC) movement.

Embodying the mantra of taking every opportunity that presents itself, Angharad, a successful participant of the Menter Moch Cymru and Wales YFC Pig Finishing Initiative, has continued to develop the enterprise and established a meat box business selling home-reared pork. 

With the aim of combining knowledge from her studies, which most recently includes undertaking a part-time MSc in Sustainable Food and Agricultural Policy, along with first-hand experience rearing stock and previous work within food production, Angharad aspires to expand the home-reared meat business.

Not one to shy away, Angharad is currently serving as an elected Ambassador for Carmarthenshire YFC and is an active Rural Affairs committee representative. Looking to the future, Angharad has a desire to work on behalf of farmers and help them to overcome challenges posed by the industry and to facilitate business improvements. 

“Since being part of the Junior Programme in 2016, my early career development has benefited immensely from the contacts and network I developed during that time. 

Now, having set up my own business with a view to expand, I believe the Business & Innovation Programme will help boost my development further by learning about the successes and challenges others have faced in the industry. I’m confident that sharing these experiences will help to manage the challenges that face the industry now and in the future.”