A proud Pembrokeshire young farmer, Beth Davies declares a ‘passion’ for Welsh produce. Born into a dairy and poultry family farm, a big part of Beth’s early education was running farmers markets stalls promoting and selling the farm’s produce. By today, she has turned her long-standing involvement with food into a career and is working for one of the UK’s largest independent food wholesalers.
With a depth of understanding of food production from the farm gate to the consumers plate, it’s no wonder that Beth volunteers her time to support an education organisation to share the “farm to fork story” with young people across Wales.
Always eager to learn more, Beth has taken a leap from poultry to sheep and is now involved in the daily care of a flock of pedigree Llanwenogs and commercial ewes. Along with her partner, the couple also recently opened their first diversification project in the form of an on-farm en-suite glamping site with an ethos of sustainability, and is proud to be following in the footsteps of her grandmother and great grandmother who both ran their own farmhouse accommodation alongside the farm.
Beth is already full of plans to add value to the business which tie in with her commitment to telling the farming story and the processes of food production.
“I’m confident that the Agri Academy process will help to improve my presentation skills. I’m also looking forward to learning more and gaining a better understanding of other aspects of farming that I’ve not yet experienced. I am delighted to be a part of this year’s academy and I am so grateful for the opportunity.”