Become a Member

Why Join Us?

Are you a smallholder or have an interest in any aspect of smallholding? The Dyfed Smallholders’ Association was established to provide members throughout Carmarthenshire, Pembrokeshire, Ceredigion and even wider afield, with support and advice in all aspects of running a smallholding.

Our members have a wealth of knowledge and experience in all aspects of smallholding which they are only too willing to share.

We hold regular meetings at Bancyfelin village hall near Carmarthen which are led by DSA members or invited speakers. We also arrange visits to members’ holdings and local producers and businesses. In the summer we hold a number of outdoor events where members can gain experience in activities such as fencing, animal husbandry, turning produce into products, marketing your products and lots more

Previous Events we held in 2023 included (2024 calendar is available in the Future Events page):

  • Getting Started With Bees
  • Introduction to Goat Keeping
  • How to put up stock fencing
  • Chainsaw use and maintenance
  • Running a Nursery
  • Trailer Reversing and Maintenance
  • Willows – growing and crafting
  • Having Horses on a farm
  • Home Brewing (Beer and Wine)
  • Introduction to Welding
  • Smallholder Record Keeping and Legislation
  • How to safely Fell a Tree
  • Horticulture for profit
  • Preserving – all the different methods
  • Planning and Improving your layout
  • Various Farm walks and talks

The DSA also holds some essential equipment that can be loaned to members free of charge.

Our membership fee (£20 a year), covers the whole holding or household, and we look forward to having you as a member..