Welcome To Dyfed Smallholders Association
Founded in 1986 we are one of the oldest smallholder groups in the UK, our membership covers Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion, Pembrokeshire and even further afield. People often assume that to join a Smallholders’ Society you have to be a knowledgeable, fully-functioning smallholder keeping a variety of different animals and be in possession of all the latest machinery and clothing to match. This couldn’t be further from the truth! Dyfed Smallholders Association is for anyone who is interested in the countryside; whether you’ve got 200 acres or a window box for salad there is lots that might interest you, see our ‘A-Z Gallery’ page.
Some of the benefits of membership are:
♦ A chance to meet people who are interested in the same things as you are
♦ Our monthly newsletter
♦ Regular meetings featuring guest speakers
♦ Hosted events such as our summer farm visits
♦ Access to our help-lines
♦ Classified Ads
On the second Wednesday of each month at 8pm we meet at Carmarthen Veterinary Centre. Usually there is a speaker on a subject that is generally related to smallholding, livestock, or crafts. These are a fantastic opportunity to meet other like-minded people for tips, information and for a chat. Admission to the meetings is £1 per person for members or £2 for non-members. You are welcome to come along to see us or sign-up on the door. Details of forthcoming meetings can be found on the ‘Whats On‘ page.
Every year, we run a busy schedule of social events. These include specially arranged visits to sites and farm walks across our area. Other popular events are our Summer BBQ’s, Christmas gathering and New Year lunch.
If this sounds like it’s for you, you can join the Association easily by downloading and returning our membership form. You can find this on the ‘Join or Contact Us‘ page.
The Veterinary Centre have decided to suspend all meetings there for at least two months in view of the possible risk from coronavirus (COVID-19). The extremely short notice we have been given makes it impractical to arrange an alternative venue so the decision has reluctantly been taken to cancel the meeting next Wednesday and re-arrange …
Please remember that all DSA meetings, farm walks and other events are NO SMOKING, which includes e-cigarettes. Wednesday 9th October 7:45pm for 8pm. Monthly Meeting at Carmarthen Veterinary Centre. Holiday Accommodation on the Holding Three short talks by DSA members who rent out holiday accommodation on their holdings followed by the chance to answer questions …
Please remember that all DSA meetings, farm walks and other events are NO SMOKING, which includes e-cigarettes. Wednesday 8th August 7:45pm for 8pm. Monthly Meeting at Carmarthen Veterinary Centre. Agrisgôp Courses Elen Pencwm from Farming Connect will come and talk to us about what is available. Sunday 25th August 11am. Farm Walk Brechfa We are …