A NEW podcast series will give YFC members and friends the opportunity to download a range of conversations with people living in rural areas of Wales from different backgrounds and careers.

Conversations will range from informal chats to humorous accounts of days gone by and discussions about living in some of the most isolated parts of the country.

The ‘YFC & me Podcast’ from Wales YFC launches on November 30 and aims to follows the footprints of its guests.

Hosted by young people, each episode lasts 15 minutes, providing listeners with the chance to listen to stories that vary from experiences during club nights back in the day or how the YFC has helped former members to reach their potential.

Meinir Howells, a former member of Carmarthenshire YFC, said: “My debt to this invaluable organisation is enormous. It has taught me a variety of skills from shearing, performing, public speaking to stock judging, and has certainly equipped me for my career as a television presenter.”

The project has provided members with an amazing opportunity to develop new skills, such as formulating interviews and public speaking, that will be of benefit to them in the future.

It also provides the YFC with the opportunity to showcase the work it undertakes through its network of 12 county federations and 157 clubs.

The first guests include Katie Davies, the current Wales YFC chairman and a member of Llysyfran YFC; Alaw Fflur Jones, Wales YFC and NFYFC Junior Member of the Year from Ceredigion; Eirios Thomas, former Carmarthenshire county organiser; and Teleri Mair Jones, a former member of Bodedern YFC who is now a GP.

In the first episode, Alaw Fflur Jones will be dicussing her experiences with the organisation and why she chose to try for the junior member of the year title on a Ceredigion level and then in Wales.