THE FUW in Carmarthen is home to the current youngest female Wales YFC member, who joined the Wales YFC 80th anniversary celebrations at the Royal Welsh Winter Fair to help plant an oak tree.
Alys Morgan (pictured right), 10, who is an active member of Trecastle YFC, lives with her parents and FUW members Andrew and Caroline and older sister Seren at Aberhenwen Fawr, Cwmwysg Trecastle, Brecon, Powys. Here the family farm grazes 100 suckler cattle and 700 breeding ewes over 360 acres. Alys has a keen interest in the sheep and has her own small flock of Brecknock Hill Cheviots. The oak tree, which was donated by the National Parks of Wales and was planted as a symbol of 80 years. The planting ceremony took place following the ‘Buy a Brick’ campaign launch outside the Wales YFC Centre, by the Cattle Ring, and involved representatives from the Royal Welsh Show Society, the National Parks, and the oldest surviving Wales YFC chairman as well as the current youngest male and female members of Wales YFC. Andrew Morgan said: “As a family we were over the moon for Alys to be invited to this year’s Winter Fair as the current youngest female member in Wales YFC. At the beginning of November Alys celebrated her tenth birthday and couldn’t wait to become a member of our local club Trecastle following in her sister Seren’s footsteps. “Since joining, Alys has already competed in Brecknock YFCs Achievement Day and Poultry Trussing at the Winter Fair. It was an honour and something she will remember in years to come.”