The winner of the Llyndy Isaf Scholarship will start her new role as Farm Manager in Snowdonia on 2nd September.
A new partnership between Wales YFC and the National Trust Eryri has given one lucky YFC member the chance to run their own farm for a year. Llyndy Isaf is a 614 acre upland livestock unit in the Nant Gwynant Valley. The majority of the land is upland heath and unimproved pasture, with a mosaic of woodland, small-sized hay meadows, marshy grasslands and mire to the North.
Caryl Hughes, who is 23 and from Dyffryn Ceiriog, near Llangollen, is a member of Dyffryn Tanat YFC and was announced as the winner of the Llyndy Isaf Scholarship at the Royal Welsh Show in July.
This scholarship will give applicants a valuable insight into running an upland farm and will help them develop the skills needed for a career in the farming industry. Caryl will gain valuable experience in stock management, decision making and business management during her time at Llyndy Isaf.
Caryl admits that she is slightly anxious ahead of her new challenge;
“It is a huge honour to be chosen as the first Llyndy Scholar. Llyndy is a unique and beautiful place and although I’m slightly apprehensive about starting, I’m looking forward to the challenge.”
Caryl Hughes will commence her post as farm manager of Llyndy Isaf on 2nd September and she will then hand over the keys to the next successful applicant in a year’s time. So if you think you’ve got what it takes to be the next Llyndy Isaf Scholar, contact Wales YFC’s Rural Development Officer, Sarah Price, for more details; 01982 553502 / firstname.lastname@example.org
You can follow the new Llyndy Scholar on Twitter @LlyndyIsaf