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The winner of the second Llyndy Isaf Scholarship will start his new role as Farm Manager

Llyndy Isaf Scholarship

The winner of the second Llyndy Isaf Scholarship will start his new role as Farm Manager in Snowdonia on 1st September.

The 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.

Tudur Parry from Garndolbenmaen, is a member of Dyffryn Madog YFC and was announced as the winner of the second 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. Tudur will be following in the footsteps of the first scholar; Caryl Hughes, from Dyffryn Tanat YFC. Caryl will be on hand at Llyndy Isaf during Tudur’s first month in order to pass on the valuable skills and knowledge that she has learnt over the past year.

Caryl has encouraged Tudur to “make the most of every opportunity that comes your way”, she continued; “It has been an unforgettable experience that will be stand me in good stead for a career in the farming industry. The skills I have learnt during my time at Llyndy Isaf will be invaluable to me as I look to gain more experience in this area of work, before eventually taking over the reins at the family farm.”

Tudur said; "I am very grateful to the National Trust and Wales Young Farmers Clubs for this unique opportunity to manage Llyndy Isaf farm. I look forward to the responsibility of farming stock on the challenging landscape of Nant Gwynant.”

Tudur Parry will commence his post as farm manager of Llyndy Isaf on 1st September and he 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 / sara.price@yfc-wales.org.uk

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