NC Farmer Enjoying Being a Part of the Faces of Agriculture Campaign

More consumers today want to know where their food comes from and how it is raised. The U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance is a farmer and rancher led-organization working to build trust in today’s food production system.

North Carolina Farmer and USFRA Face of Farming and Ranching Bo Stone says during his past few months as a representative for agriculture everyone has been receptive to farmers’ stories of continual improvement. Stone has spoken with a variety of groups on different topics – such as antibiotics, production practices and biotechnology. He enjoys this unique opportunity he – along with the three other faces of farming and ranching – has been given through USFRA – to represent the entire agriculture industry…

“When you think of 80+ different farmer lead organizations, when you get the chance to represent them, its quite an honor. I have really enjoyed the opportunity to talk to consumer and food influencers who may or may not have had the opportunity to ask questions to farmers of our nation.”

Stone says USFRA’s approach of creating a dialogue with consumers, media and other influencers is the correct approach…

“As farmers and ranchers, too often we tell our story to each other and we know what it is that we do every day. But the consumers and influencers in the food industry don’t often have that opportunity to interact. So opening up an honest dialogue where we can talk about the issues, it’s the right approach.”

Not only does Stone travel and speak with various people about agriculture – but he also has his own blog. His latest post, Evolution of My Farm, discusses how his farm has evolved – along with changes of his farm’s dynamics because of his family. He says it’s important for all farmers and ranchers to share what they can about their farms and ranches…

“Any opportunity that any of us farmers have, we need to step up and get involved, whether its through our local organizations or different community organizations or to the state or national level, we need to take those opportunities or even seek them out. We need to have that open dialogue.”

Stone stresses the importance of farmers and ranchers sharing their amazing stories that aren’t told often enough. For more information or to become involved in the USFRA movement, visit www.fooddialogues.com.


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