The Farmers’ Union of Wales has appointed two new county executive officers on Anglesey, who have been assisting members on the island from the Llangefni office since the start of May.

Those who have been banking with HSBC on Anglesey will recognise Alaw Jones from Llanddaniel near Gaerwen, who joined the FUW team in March this year, and brings with her a wealth of local knowledge, great understanding of agriculture and a solid grasp of finances.

Her family have a strong connection with the island, its people and the FUW, with her grandparents having moved there from Pantglas in Caernarfon in the early 1960s.

Alaw’s grandparents and parents have always been members of the FUW, and she is now excited to be working for the organisation she has heard so much about.

A third generation farmer, she farms beef and sheep with her parents Gwilym and Meinir, alongside her day job, on the 100-acre holding Ynys Acen and also looks after a 30-strong flock of pedigree Charollais sheep.

She was also a member of Dwyran YFC for 15 years, where she held the post of treasurer for eight years, and excelled in stock judging.

The second addition to the FUW Anglesey CEO team is Euros Jones, who brings with him a wealth of knowledge when it comes to agri-environment schemes.

Born and bred on the Llyn Peninsula, he grew up in the village of Penrhos and went to school in Pwllheli, before attending Coleg Meirion Dwyfor to study for his A-levels. Euros then read Welsh at Bangor University, before completing a master’s degree in sustainable environment management and spending just over two years working for FWAG Cymru.

Even though he doesn’t come from a traditional farming background, he set up his own farming enterprise three years ago. Starting with just five sheep, he has increased the flock to about 100, which he keeps on 20 acres spread across both sides of the Llyn Peninsula.

He is also no stranger to Anglesey. His grandparents farmed beef and sheep on the island, and his cousins still farms beef, sheep and pigs there.

He’s a member of a young Welsh male choir, Meibion Carnguwch, and the mixed choir, Alawon Llŷn, both based in Pen Llŷn.