Married Eleri in 1982 and have 5 children; 3 have already been through the University at Aberystwyth.
Glvnllifon College 1976 – Examiner’s Certificate – Proficiency Tests in Sheep Production and
Grade III City & Guilds (C&G) London in Farm Management; 1973-74 – Grade II C&G with Credit
in Grassland Management and Distinction in Beef. Selected as one of six candidates with the
highest marks throughout Britain. Also received Distinction in Sheep Husbandry and won a medal for gaining the highest marks throughout Britain. Nine Proficiency Tests in different aspects of agriculture; 1972-73 – Grade II C&G in Agricultural Engineering and Distinction in Upland Farming; 1971-1972 – Full Time Agricultural Course – Grade I (C&G) in Sheep Husbandry, Dairy Cows, Suckler Cows and Beef, Grassland and Agricultural Machinery, and Grade II C&G with credit in Farm Accounts. >O= Level in Agricultural Science.
1983 until present day – Secured tenancy of Dylasau Uchaf, Ysbyty Ifan, a 350 acre farm owned by the National Trust; 1977 – Successfully submitted an application for the tenancy of a 100-acre upland farm, Ynys Wen, Ysbyty Ifan. Also worked part-time during this period at Dylasau Uchaf; 1976 – Having completed a full-time course at Glynllifon, and not being a farmer=s son, he went to work as a shepherd at Dylasau Uchaf, Padog.
2003 – 2004 – North Wales Member, Finance & Organisation Committee, Farmers’ Union of Wales.
2004-2011 – Vice President, Farmers’ Union of Wales. 2011 – present – Deputy President, Farmers’ Union of Wales. 1999-2002 – FUW Chairman for Caernarfonshire; 1990-1994 – Llanrwst FUW Branch Chairman; 2001-2004 – FUW National Bilingualism & Publicity Committee Chairman; 1998-2002 – Represented Caernarfonshire on FUW=s central Tenants Committee and Snowdonia
National Park Committee; 1994-2002- A member of the FUW=s Council; 1993-present – Treasurer of the National Trust Tenants= Society for the Ysbyty Ifan Estate; 1998-present – Secretary of Ysbyty Ifan Sheepdog Trials; Public Relations – he has lectured several times on agricultural issues and the highlight was lecturing on the Future of the Uplands at Glynllifon in 1997 and sharing the stage with Professor Mike Haines, Head of the Agriculture Department of the University of Wales, Aberystwyth, and John Cameron from Scotland. He has taken part in many television and radio programmes on agriculture. 2006-2008 – FUW’s representative on the Board of Hybu Cig Cymru.
2008-present – Welsh Assembly Government appointment – Non-executive Director on the Board of Hybu Cig Cymru.
July 2003 – following discussion at The Royal Welsh Show had a personal invitation from Franz Fischler to attend the Conference on Rural Development in Salzburg in November 2003.
July 2001 – He was selected by the Welsh Sheep Strategy as a Scholar to visit New Zealand and study their agricultural methods. He learnt a great deal and the trip broadened his horizons from both an agricultural and a social perspective; January 2001 – Carwyn Jones AM visited Dylasau Uchaf and Ysbyty Ifan and Mr Roberts was responsible for preparing a comprehensive document looking at the inevitable link between agriculture and the future of rural communities, AThe Importance of Agriculture in Rural Communities=. October 2000 – He led the first FUW delegation from Caernarfonshire to Brussels; one of the main issues was E.I.D. August 1992 – Won the National Eisteddfod Farm Management competition which involved compiling a three-year plan; 1992 – When Glynllifon College was faced with the threat of closure, Glyn was chosen as a member of a Working Group of three to look at the possibilities of keeping its doors open.
He was an active member of Ysbyty Ifan Young Farmers= Club up to the age of 31, participating in a variety of activities. He has been Chairman, Leader and President of the Club since then and continues to assist the present members with various activities; 1978-1979 – Chairman of the Snowdonia Federation of Young Farmers Clubs; 1989-1990 – President of the Snowdonia Federation of Young Farmers Clubs; 2000-2008 – A member of the governing body at Dyffryn Conwy School, Llanrwst, and Vice-Chairman of the school=s Staffing Committee; 1994-present – Deacon at Padog Methodist Chapel. He is interested in literature and poetry and enjoys viewing and taking part in plays, some of which he has produced locally. He enjoys training sheepdogs and competing in trials.