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Thousands visit Coleg Glynllifon at the Caernarfon Food Festival

The Caernarfon Food Festival has grown to be one of the most popular events in North Wales in recent years, with Coleg Glynllifon playing a central role in the festival's success.

Thousands came through the doors of Coleg Glynllifon's animal enclosure during the event, which was a great opportunity to show what the college has to offer.

Rhodri Manon Owen, Glynllifon Farm Manager said.

"The Caernarfon Food Festival is one of the college's annual highlights. It is a great opportunity for us to show the wider community all the opportunities available at the college. Making the connection between the world of agriculture and the food industry is also extremely important."

He added.

"With Glynllifon growing to be one of the most important land industries study centers in the whole of Wales, creating those wider connections is very important for the future of the college."

During the day there was a shearing exhibition by one of the college's staff, Elfed Jackson, who is a former world shearing champion.

There was also an opportunity for children and young people to undertake forestry and care for small animals activities during the day.

Recent investments at the farm include the cattle roundhouse and a state-of-the-art pig unit.

The campus also has an animal studies centre, engineering centre and forest & sawmill.

The state-of-the-art teaching block provides contemporary facilities for classroom-based learning, IT rooms, plus a library & resource centre, a large lecture theatre, two purpose-built rooms for exotic animals and the veterinary nursing course.