Caryl Haf Davies
Caryl, a member of the 2019 Junior Programme, credits the Agri Academy for widening her vision for career prospects having gained an insight into different sectors and avenues within the industry.
After leaving school, Caryl completed a year’s apprenticeship on a dairy farm in Fishguard before returning home to work on the family farm in Pembrokeshire, where her parents have 600 Welsh mountain ewes and 100 pedigree Limousin cattle.
She loves working with animals and before the pandemic struck, enjoyed taking the Limousin cattle to local shows, but is also interested in modern machinery and technology.
A keen member of Eglwyswrw YFC, she enjoys taking part in many competitions including stock judging, public speaking and ‘young handler’ competitions.
A keen hockey player, she represents a local ladies’ hockey team. She’s also an enthusiastic horsewoman and in the winter months turns out with the Tivyside Hunt.
Caryl says that although she’s very interested in genetics, stock breeding and agronomy, it’s too early to plan her future career path, but she is keen to follow a career in agriculture and make an active contribution to the industry. Before that, she has set her sights on attending Aberystwyth University to study Business and Agriculture.
“Being part of the Agri Academy Junior programme was such an enjoyable experience as it gave me the confidence to reach out, learn and get involved with different areas of the agricultural industry.
“Looking ahead to the future, I’m positive that the contacts and relationships I acquired throughout various sessions will be there for me to call upon in the future as part of my personal development.”