Susie Morgan is the Farming Connect development officer for South Pembrokeshire.
Susie grew up on a beef and sheep farm in Jeffreyston, near Kilgetty, which she and her partner now run. They currently keep around 100 beef cattle for finishing, have a small suckler herd and a small flock of Llanwenog sheep.
Having obtained her national diploma in agriculture from Coleg Sir Gâr, Susie went on to work for the FUW for 13 years, as area officer for South Pembrokeshire.
Susie hopes that her own experience of hands-on farming and determination to develop a profitable, sustainable family-run business means she is a persuasive advocate when it comes to promoting Farming Connect services and events.
“It’s essential that all farmers know what they should be aiming for, so I always urge businesses to tap into Farming Connect support for benchmarking, to help them compare their facts and figures to those of similar businesses within the same sector, so that they can identify areas for improvement,” says Susie.
South Pembrokeshire is an area rich in diversity, with a good mix of dairy, beef and sheep farming, but the coastal location and climate also attract many tourism and horticulture enterprises.
“Farming Connect has something to offer all sectors of farming and forestry, including events on diversification, business and technical planning – but also specialist projects which can help farmers improve both personal and business development.
Susie manages three Farming Connect topic-led discussion groups for sheep and dairy farmers.
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