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
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
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“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