We’re delighted to announce that Sam Kenyon has joined the NFFN Wales team as our Sustainable Farming Lead. Sam will be working to support NFFN Wales farmer steering group, helping our farmers have a stronger voice in policy discussions and supporting you in getting more from being a NFFN member.
Although from a farming background, Sam didn’t start working in agriculture until her mid-thirties. Now living on the banks of the River Elwy in North Wales, her holding comprises of lowland fertile flood plain and ancient steep woodland. She is passionate about health, welfare and the behaviour of both livestock and wildlife. Sam believes strongly that a biodiverse and regenerative approach to farming and our soils are key to reversing the global climate crisis. Having travelled around the world a couple of times, and worked as a scuba dive guide, she witnessed first-hand the effects of human activities on fragile ecosystems and our oceans, so there was no passing up the opportunity to farm sustainably when she and her husband moved back to the UK. By re-sowing maize fields with species rich permanent pasture mixes as well as planting hedgerows and trees, Sam is working for soil resilience, reduced erosion, increased carbon sequestration all year round and a complete regenerative system encompassing livestock and nature.