Gwenno Puw Rowlands


Gwenno Puw Rowlands is the Farming Connect 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 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, before being appointed as a development officer.

“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 role as a development officer has allowed 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, so please give me a call, or send a message, and I'll be happy to help.”

Gwenno also manages a number of Farming Connect discussion groups supporting the beef and sheep sectors. 

“These groups provide farmers with fantastic opportunities to learn from each other and benchmark their progress,” says Gwenno.