WELSH-SPEAKING Emily Davies, daughter of Martin and Julie Davies of Cuckoo Mill Farm, Pelcomb Bridge, Haverfordwest, has been selected as lady ambassador for the Royal Welsh Agricultural Society’s Centenary Show to be held in 2019 when Pembrokeshire is to be the featured county.

She will work alongside the president for the term, livestock farmer Seimon Thomas of Drysgolgoch, Llwyndrain, in promoting the county, raising the profile of the Royal Welsh Society and leading the fundraising effort for the support project yet to be decided upon.

Emily comes from a long established dairy, arable and poultry family business. She is the fifth generation involved in the family’s farming business now focused mostly on turkey production with the extensive dairy herd and cattle import business now located at Good Hook Farm, Narberth Road, Haverfordwest.

Such is the family’s commitment to poultry production that Emily says her great grandmother regularly sold over ready chickens at the weekly Haverfordwest Market probably as long as 80 years ago.

A former pupil of Ysgol y Preseli, Crymych, she has, since graduating from Swansea University with a degree in marketing and public relations, worked for various agri-food businesses across Wales including Capestone Organic Poultry and currently works with Tesco as supplier engagement manager, working closely with UK suppliers, farmers, and growers.

Through her work, being fluent in Welsh has provided Emily with many “doors of opportunities” as she has been involved in various agricultural academies and development programmes including the Agri Academy and is a food and drinks skills careers ambassador.

In her earlier years she has gained experience as a television researcher, conducted in depth marketing surveys during the Royal Welsh Show and regularly helped out at the Pembrokeshire Show.

Emily is a member of the Pembrokeshire RABI ladies fundraising committee, past member and secretary of Llysyfran YFC and also leads the music at Bethlehem Chapel near to her present home at Crundale,

Quite evidently her knowledge of promoting the county is already vast and she is looking forward to engaging on a nationwide basis to promote the activities and objectives of the RWAS and says she is eager to work in partnership to bring the rural communities together through various events in her term as lady ambassador.