Passionate young farmer at the helm of Denbigh and Flint office

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Welcoming Mari to the FUW team are (l-r) FUW president Emyr Jones, FUW Denbighshire county chairman John Roberts, FUW Flintshire county chairman Tim Faire and FUW stalwart and former Denbighshire county executive officer Meurig Voyle.

A farmers daughter from Ruthin has been appointed as the new Farmers’ Union of Wales county executive officer for Denbighshire and Flintshire.

Mari Dafydd Jones, 25, who commenced her role on Tuesday March 17 said: “I grew up on a farm not far from Ruthin and my father has always been a member of the FUW, he farms 250 sheep and 140 store cattle.  I now live on a farm in Nantglyn with my partner Arfon, who has had the pleasure of taking over the family farm from his grandparents.

In her previous role as European funding officer for Denbighshire County Council, Mari was responsible for the monitoring of all European Funded projects within the county and also to assist community groups and departments within the council to secure funding for their projects.

Mari and her partner Arfon currently farm around 100 store cattle which they buy in as calves and are hoping to expand over the next year.

“One of the responsibilities I have within the business and something I really enjoy is to buy in the calves and you will no doubt be seeing me regularly at the farmers markets buying calves.

“I have always wanted to work within the agricultural industry and now I have been given the opportunity to do so which I am very grateful for. The next few years are going to be very exciting and interesting for the industry and I hope as an enthusiastic and passionate young farmer I can make a difference,” added Ms Jones.

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