New Faces of Farming to be Selected
June 9, 2014
The U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance® is looking for four new national spokesmen and women to help put a human face on agriculture. Those selected will make public appearances, talk to the media and be featured in print ads on behalf of USFRA. For the past 18 months, dairyman Will Gilmer of Alabama (R) has been one of the four national Faces of Farming and Ranching.
Eight finalists will be selected in September to participate in a public vote process and undergo a formal USFRA judging process. The winners will be announced October 24, in conjunction with Food Day.
The four new Faces of Farming and Ranching will serve for a year. They will receive a $10,000 stipend to help cover costs at home while they are at USFRA events and a $5,000 donation to a charity of their choice. They also will receive professional media and speaker training.
USFRA is an alliance of more than 80 agriculture organizations committed to engaging with consumers who have questions about how today’s food is grown and raised.
Applications for the next round will be collected through mid-July. Those interested should contact NMPF Senior Vice President for Communications Chris Galen at firstname.lastname@example.org. In addition to filling out a form, applicants must submit a short video about their farm.