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Rhodri Evans

Welsh Assembly Government

Rhodri Evans

Rhodri was nominated by Young Farmers Clubs.

Rhodri EvansWhere do you live now?

Ysgoldy Llanio, near Tregaron in Ceredigion.

Where were you born and brought up?

I was born at Bronglais Hospital Aberystwyth and have been brought up on the family farm at Llanio Fawr.

Family:

I am married to Caryl who is a primary school teacher and we have a son called Daniel Rhys who is 5 weeks old.

Tell us about you career:

After attending Llanddewi Brefi Primary school and Tregaron Secondary school, I became a student at Harper Adams University where I gained a HND in Agriculture. I then attended Aberystwyth University to further my education and gained a BSc Honours Degree in Agriculture. I  now work on the family farm at Llanio Fawr where we have dairy cows, beef and sheep. I am a non-executive director of Hybu Cig Cymru and also very active within the Young Farmers Movement. I have been club and County chairman of Ceredigion and last year I was very fortunate to become the Chairman of Wales Young Farmers who have over 6,000 members.

What are your interests and hobbies?

I enjoy running and participated in the London Marathon last year in order to raise money for my chosen charity as Wales YFC Chairman which was Cancer Research Wales. During my year as Chairman we raised over £35,000 for the charity. I also enjoy playing and watching rugby.

What are you most proud of?

There are two occasions that I am proud of  - when I was elected as Chairman of Wales Young Farmers and also when I was awarded Wales Young Farmer of the Year. But without a doubt, my proudest moment was when my son was born 5 weeks ago.

Tell us something about yourself that nobody else would know?

When I was 7 years old I went with my family to Chester Zoo. I was so naughty that I climbed over a wall and fell 10 feet into the ostriches enclosure. I had to be rescued by two zoo keepers!

If you were an animal, what would you be?

Sheepdog.

Which three people (dead or alive) would you invite over for dinner?

Aneurin Bevan (as the NHS is celebrating its 60th Anniversary), Nelson Mandela and Ray Gravell (a rugby legend).

Why did you want to be on the All Wales Convention Executive Committee?

As past Chairman of Wales Young Farmers, I have worked very closely with young people across Wales. I strongly believe that the views and beliefs of young people are essential in any decision that is made as regards the future of our country. I also feel that being a member of the All Wales Convention Executive Committee is an honour, will be interesting and more importantly, to be part of a debate that is of great importance to Wales and it's people.

What would you like to say to the people of Wales about the All Wales Convention?

That it is important that the people of Wales will take this opportunity to voice their opinion, hopes and inspiration as regards the future of our country.  Everybody who does have their say, and expresses their interests will be a part of the overall outcome of the All Wales Convention.