Teleri Fielden

Inspiring the next generation

(Recorded @FFA2019)
Duration: 15:16 min

Inspiring the next generation

Teleri Fielden
First generation farmer / shepherdess, Llyndy Isaf Farm, Wales

28 year old Teleri is a 'first generation farmer' who, despite not growing up on a farm, has always wanted to be in agriculture - announcing to her Mum at the age of four that she wanted to be a 'lady farmer'! In September 2017, she took on the role of managing Llyndy Isaf, a 600 acre upland hill farm in Snowdonia with a strong emphasis on conservation farming, as part of a scholarship scheme. This scheme, run by the National Trust and Wales Young Farmers Club, was established to allow a young farmer a step onto the farming ladder. The trials and tribulations of her first year learning the ropes at Llyndy Isaf has been documented in 'Snowdonia Shepherdess'- a documentary on BBC One. Teleri's passion for agriculture has taken her to California to work at a food policy think tank, to France to study and work on a research farm in the Rhone Alps, and in various marketing and business roles in Wales for farming unions and the Welsh Government.