THE Farmers’ Union of Wales (FUW) teamed up with Pembrokeshire’s young farmers during the Urdd Eisteddfod to promote farming and community and charity work.

The county’s YFC branch shared the FUW’s stand at Boncath where many activities, displays and competitions took place throughout the week, including the launch of the revamped Pembrokeshire FUW Countryside Business Award by the Minister for Natural Resources and Food.

The award is for a young farmer who has developed their own rural-based business and is involved with Pembrokeshire YFC.

Speaking at the eisteddfod, the minister Alun Davies said: “I am delighted to launch this award, which recognises the fantastic work that young people are doing to support Pembrokeshire’s rural economy.

“The award demonstrates the importance of keeping business at the heart of the farming industry. It is essential that we recognise people who strive to deliver professional, profitable and sustainable agricultural businesses during this period of immense change.”

Entries are welcome from people aged 40 and under, who are farming in their own right, providing a service to the agricultural sector, or people who have started a rural-based business.

FUW Pembrokeshire county executive officer, Rebecca Voyle, said: “By presenting this award we hope to highlight the fantastic work which young people are doing to keep the rural areas of Pembrokeshire vibrant and economically active places.”

A cash prize, trophy and a year’s free membership with the FUW will be presented to the winner at the Pembrokeshire County Show in August.

Entries must be submitted to the Pembrokeshire FUW office at 3 North Street, Haverfordwest, by 5pm on Wednesday, July 10th.