During April 2023 we had the plesure of hosting Elin Haf Jones as part of her work experience with FWAG. After her fortnight of work experienced Elin shared a bit more about her experience with us:
Tell us a bit about yourself
Hello, I’m Elin. I come from Llanilar originally but now live in Tal-y-bont. I have lived on an organic sheep and beef farm where my dad was the farm manager. I’ve got a big interest in sustainable and regenerative farming to rebalance agriculture and nature.
What are you studying at the moment?
I’m studying an Agriculture course in Llysfasi College.
Why did you choose to come to FWAG and Tir Canol for your work experience?
I’ve always had an interest in conservation and farming and how they can work together. Dad has previously worked with FWAG an suggested I contact them.
What are some of your highlights from your fortnight of work experience?
Helping Ben from Tir Canol with surveys in different habitats, learning more about the habitats and how small changes to these can help support all sorts of species.
Have you learnt anything in particular over the last fortnight?
The way in which conservation can fit with farming systems and co-exist without damaging each other.
What are your plans for the future?
I’m hoping to go to University to study a course based on agriculture or land management to get a job linked to my interests locally.
What is your favourite animal, bird or insect?
I can’t choose only one so:
Cows – come on, they’re just so fluffy and cute 😊
The Curlew – such an interesting an unique bird
The Swallow – they’re so beautiful
All images by Ben Porter
It’s been great working with Elin and we wish her good luck in her future as one of our next generation of farmers working with nature.