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New Chairman for Wales YFC Youth Forum

L-R – Emily Lloyd (retiring Chairman), Elin Havard (Chairman), Sulwen Richards (Vice-Chairman).

Members from across Wales travelled to the Royal Welsh Showground for the annual Wales YFC Youth Forum AGM weekend held on the 22nd & 23rd November.

The weekend included a trip to The Welsh Venison Centre, near Brecon, where members had a tour of the farm and saw how they had diversified the business. This was then followed by a visit to Hayley Hanson Hide in Llandefalle, where products are made using British hide and leather.

Steve Hughson, Chief Executive of the Royal Welsh Agricultural Society gave a talk about inspiring the next generation and encouraging rural leadership. There was then a life skills workshop with Barclays and finally a Duke of Edinburgh workshop.

During the AGM which was held on Sunday Elin Havard from Brecknock YFC was elected as Chairman and Sulwen Richards from Carmarthenshire was elected as Vice-Chairman of the Youth Forum.

Speaking after the meeting, Elin stated;
“It is a true honour to be elected Chairman of such a vibrant and enthusiastic group, and I look forward eagerly to the challenge and exciting prospects of the forthcoming year.”