Glamorgan beef and sheep farmer Rachel Edwards-Walker has been elected because the chair of the Farmers’ Union of Wales (FUW) schooling and coaching committee.

Edwards-Walker, who farms along with her husband on their 120ac holding simply outdoors Barry, Glamorgan, is a mobility scorer and a milk recorder outdoors of her on-farm duties.

Talking on her appointment, Edwards-Walker stated: “As a part of my new function inside FUW I need to guarantee members know concerning the coaching alternatives accessible to them and the way they will profit them in operating their farming companies.  

“Along with this I additionally hope to increase our colleges outreach programme, which now we have trialled very efficiently right here in Glamorgan.

“Serving to our kids find out about meals and meals manufacturing is one thing I’m as keen about as serving to our members find out about coaching and improvement alternatives.”

Edwards-Walker thanked the earlier committee chair, Anwen Hughes, for “all the pieces she has accomplished on this capability”.

“I want her all of the success in her new function as FUW regional vp,” she stated.


Earlier this month, the FUW appointed the primary feminine chair of its insurance coverage companies board (FUWIS).

Ann Beynon had been a non-executive director of the board since 2016 and, throughout this time, was additionally a member of the Audit and Danger Committee and was chair of the Remuneration Committee.

Beynon took over the place from Tom Jones, who served on the FUWIS board as its chair for over 9 years.

Talking on her appointment to the place, Beynon stated: “I’m proud to take over from Tom who has been such a power for good and has led us in a measured, smart and proportionate method.

“I sincerely thank Tom for his management during the last 9 years and all the pieces he has accomplished for the enterprise.”