WV Farm Bureau Magazine July 2014 - Page 22

USFRA Seeks “Faces of Farming and Ranching” Are you a proud farmer or rancher who is eager to share your stories of continuous involvement? You could be the next face of agriculture. The U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance (USFRA) is searching for the new “Faces of Farming and Ranching.” Later this year the USFRA will select farmers and ranchers who are proud of what they do and who share their stories on public and social media. Farmers and ranchers who grow and raise an assortment of foods through various methods, on differing scales and across all regions of the country are encouraged to apply. your role on the farm/ranch. Entries will be accepted beginning on Thursday, July 10 until Sunday, August 10, 2014 at midnight CT. Finalists will be announced by USFRA in early September, and each finalist will be profiled on FoodDialogues.com. The general public will be able to vote for their favorite in late October through early November. To apply, visit FoodDialogues.com to complete an application entry form and to submit a video no longer than three minutes that shows your operation and If you would like to share your passion for farming or ranching, and your pride in the agriculture business, apply today! 23 HP to 100 HP TRACTORS 5 year Warranty Second to None! Now is the time to have your tractors repaired during the off season! • Engines • Clutches • Transmissions MCCONNELLSBURG MOTOR & IMPLEMENT 875 Lincoln Way East • McConnellsburg, PA • (717) 485-3181 lylemm@earthlink.net • www.mcmoim.com 22 West Virginia Farm Bureau News I’m in control of my land, my tractor and my bank account. Massey Ferguson® 2600 Series Utility Tractors. One reason farmers love to farm is to control their own destiny. In a way, that’s what our new 2600 Series tractors are all about.You choose the horsepower, from 38 to 74 gross engine horsepower. You choose the transmission. You choose the PTO. You get the options you want, without paying for those you don’t. And with our aggressive pricing, flexible financing and lasting value, you’ll even have more control over your bottom line. Ask us for more details or visit masseyferguson.com. Dealer Imprint Here, L&T FarmBold, Equipment Gill Sans Route 20 South Buckhannon, WV 304-472-1710 20 Pt. Size to 24 Pt. Size MASSEY FERGUSON is a worldwide brand of AGCO. © 2010 AGCO Corporation, 4205 River Green Parkway, Duluth, GA 30096 (877) 525-4384 TRACTOR SPECIAL! MF104Cco31 “We are proud of the improvements our farmers and ranchers are bringing to America’s food supply and we think it’s imperative that they have a strong voice in addressing consumer questions,” said Randy Krotz, chief executive officer at USFRA. A combination of public votes and USFRA judges’ scores will determine the winners, who will be announced during the week of November 10 at NAFB in Kansas City. Winners will receive a $15,000 stipend to help cover costs at home while they are traveling. They’ll also receive professional media/speaker training and full support from USFRA through their yearlong tenure.