A farmer’s son from Bwlch-y-ffridd, Newtown, Aled Davies is a first year sixth form student at Caereinion High School studying for his A Levels and a National Diploma in Business and Agriculture. Upon completion, Aled has set his sights on attending university to study agriculture and has high hopes of travelling abroad to extend his learning, with a particular focus on sheep production and grassland.
Currently, Aled dedicates his spare time outside of academic studies to working on the family farm, which includes a free range egg production unit, and also manages to fulfil his role as a part time milking assistant working on a rota basis.
When he isn’t working hard, Aled plays hard on the rugby field for his local club, COBRA of Meifod and has previously held a stint playing for Rygbi Gogledd Cymru. Aled’s love for a game doesn’t stop at rugby with his football skills also been put to good measure through offering coaching and football training on a voluntary basis to students at Caereinion High School.
Ultimately, Aled’s long-term goal is to return home to the family farm to focus on business expansion by increasing acreage and stocking levels in the sheep sector and through being open to environmentally friendly opportunities.
“I believe the Agri Academy will provide me with the opportunity to speak to specialists within the agricultural sector who will mentor, support, challenge and guide me through the programme and negate any negativity that has spiralled the agricultural sector in recent years. I’m confident this experience will provide me with the “tools of the trade” to help guarantee success through developing new skills, knowledge and connections.”