A young Montgomeryshire farmer has been named as the Wales winner of the NFU’s Community Farming Heroes Awards.
Morgan Tudor, from Llanerfyl near Welshpool, Powys, has been recognised for the work he has done in his local community.
The NFU’s Community Farming Heroes Awards were launched earlier this year to champion the role that farmers play in going above and beyond for their communities, alongside their core role of feeding the nation.
This is the first year that the NFU has held the awards, which run in conjunction with the union’s popular Back British Farming Day activities.
Morgan was nominated by his local MP, Craig Williams, as his constituency winner during the summer and Morgan has now been named as the all-Wales winner of the NFU’s Community Farming Heroes Awards.
Triumph over adversity
Morgan took over the running of Llysun, the family farm, following the tragic death of his father, Richard, in a tractor accident in April 2020.
At that point the farm had only recently converted from a beef and sheep farm to dairy production. Fast forward to 2022 and Morgan is now successfully running the business in his father’s memory, milking 500 cows and keeping a flock of sheep, with the support of family and locally employed staff.
Active member of local community
Away from the farm, Morgan still manages to find the time to play a part in his local community, including inviting local groups for a tour of Llysun dairy, writing a regular column for the local Papur Bro Welsh-language newspaper, along with being an active member of Dyffryn Banw Young Farmers’ Club.
More recently, Morgan could be heard commentating on S4C’s Royal Welsh Show coverage this summer and also received silver in the British Farming Awards’ Dairy Farmer of the Year category.
NFU Cymru President Aled Jones said: “I am delighted that Morgan has been commended in the NFU’s Community Farming Heroes Awards after his nomination by Craig Williams MP. Morgan’s story of triumph over adversity after a family tragedy is truly inspiring and he is also someone who gives a great deal back to his local community.
“Having known Morgan’s father, Richard, during his time on the NFU Cymru Livestock Board, I know he would be extremely proud of everything his son has achieved. Congratulations Morgan!”