A young Montgomeryshire farmer has been named as the Wales winner of the National Farmers Union (NFU) Community Farming Heroes awards.

Morgan Tudor, 20, from Llanerfyl near Welshpool, Powys, has been recognised for the work he has done in his local community.

The NFU’s Community Farming Heroes awards were launched earlier this year to champion the role that farmers play in going above and beyond for their communities, alongside their core role of feeding the nation.

2022 is the first year that the NFU has held the awards, which run in conjunction with the union’s popular Back British Farming Day activities.

Montgomeryshire farm

Morgan was nominated by his local MP, Craig Williams, as his constituency winner during the summer and Morgan has now been named as the all-Wales winner of the NFU’s Community Farming Heroes Awards.

Morgan took over the running of Llysun, the family farm, following the tragic death of his father, Richard, in a tractor accident in April 2020.

At that point the farm had only recently converted from a beef and sheep farm to dairy production.

Fast forward to 2022 and Morgan is now successfully running the business in his father’s memory, milking 500 cows and keeping a flock of sheep with the support of family and locally employed staff.

Morgan could be also heard commentating on S4C’s Royal Welsh Show coverage this summer and also received silver in the British Farming Awards’ Dairy Farmer of the Year category.

Craig Williams MP said: “I am incredibly proud to represent the farmers and growers in Montgomeryshire and show my recognition for their work by supporting Back British Farming Day.

“As well as providing high-quality, climate-friendly food for the nation, our farmers also maintain and care for our iconic British countryside that we all enjoy.

“Farmers in Montgomeryshire make a huge contribution to the local economy, providing jobs and, in many cases, producing renewable energy which help power more than 10 million UK homes.

“Farmers are so often the lifeblood of these communities, providing services that go far beyond their farm gate.

“I was incredibly proud to recognise Morgan for the important contribution he makes to his local community and the wider farming fraternity.

NFU Cymru president Aled Jones said: “I am delighted that Morgan has been commended in the NFU’s Community Farming Heroes Awards after his nomination by Craig Williams.

“Morgan’s story of triumph over adversity after a family tragedy is truly inspiring and he is also someone who gives a great deal back to his local community.”