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Welcome Rhys! Our Sustainable Farming Lead for Wales

We’re delighted to announce our new NFFN Cymru Sustainable Farming Lead, Rhys Evans. Rhys will be primarily working with our NFFN Cymru farmer steering group, giving our farmers a stronger voice in policy discussions and supporting you in getting more from being a NFFN member in Wales.

Rhys is a keen naturalist and has a background in nature conservation, having studied an MSc in Sustainable Environmental Management. He spent 3 years as a Conservation Officer with Natural Resources Wales, working with farmers on developing nature conservation projects in the Meirionnydd area.  He also brings policy experience to the role, having spent over 4 years as Food and Farming Policy Officer at RSPB Cymru.

Along with his parents and brother, Rhys is involved with running the family farm in Rhyd-y-main near Dolgellau, North Wales.  They have a flock of Welsh Mountain sheep and pedigree Welsh Black cattle which are used to manage roughly 700 acres of hill and mountain land.  Rhys is passionate about nature and farming and is eager to demonstrate how both can, and must, go hand in hand.

Outside of work, Rhys’ hobbies and interests include playing and watching football (big Liverpool and Wales fan), playing and listening to music, eating and drinking, singing in the choir and bird watching (the feathered kind!)

Image by RSPB Cymru