Bridgend agricultural student wins FUW memorial award

An agricultural student at Pencoed College, near Bridgend, has won the Farmers’ Union of Wales Glamorganshire county branch Walter Rowlands Memorial Award.

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David Bugler receives the Walter Rowlands Award

An agricultural student at Pencoed College, near Bridgend, has won the Farmers’ Union of Wales Glamorganshire county branch Walter Rowlands Memorial Award.

David Bugler, who lives with his parents Michael and Margaret, at Merios Farm, Llanharan, Pontyclun, received the award in time to commence his diploma in agriculture which involves learning about the industry in college as well as gaining practical experience at local farms.

He said: “Farming has been always been my passion and I have learnt a lot about the logistics of running a farm from my father and grandfather.

“I particularly enjoy working with the livestock on our farm which consists of beef cattle and breeding ewes and I look forward to going to the livestock markets to keep up-to-date with the weekly price of livestock.

“In the future I would like to take over the family farm with the intention of continuing to run it for future generations. I feel that my course will teach me how to run the farm to its full potential and the award will assist me to purchase reading material for the course.”

The award, in memory of FUW county secretary Walter G Rowlands who died in service in 1986, is made to an agricultural student in the county after careful consideration by the union’s Glamorganshire county executive committee.

FUW Glamorganshire county chairman Richard Walker, who presented the award to David, said: “It is very encouraging to see such enthusiasm from the younger generation towards the agricultural industry and the FUW are keen to continue supporting promising young farmers through this award.

“David is more than deserving of this award and both he and his family should be very proud of his achievements. We wish David all the best with his future studies and management of the farm.”

 

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