North Carolina Farmer Finalist in National Search

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Nov. 15–Dec. 15 to help select the faces of American agriculture

NEW YORK CITY—Bo Stone, co-owner of P&S Farms in Rowland, was selected today as one of nine finalists in the U.S. Farmer’s and Rancher’s Alliance Faces of Farming Competition, which is seeking national spokespersons.

The announcement was made today at USFRA’s annual meeting and the New York Food Dialogues held in New York City. More than 120 contestants from around the country entered the contest.

Stone farms in Robeson County. He will now go on to compete for a spot as one of the USFRA’s national spokespersons who will represent U.S. agriculture during 2013.

The winners will be tapped to share stories and experiences on a national stage to help shift conversations about food production and set the record straight about the way we feed our nation.


“The nine candidates selected reflect the extent of diversity in agriculture across the nation,” says Bob Stallman, chairman of USFRA and president of the American Farm Bureau Federation. “These exceptional farmers and ranchers can bring the reality of farming and ranching to the forefront for consumers, mainstream media and influencers to develop a relationship and learn more about how food gets from the farm or ranch to their plates.”


People can visit to learn more about Stone, as well as each of the nine finalists and the work they do. Consumers, farmers and ranchers are asked to vote for who they believe best represents those across the country who work to bring food to the table. These votes will be factored into the decision to determine the Faces of Farming and Ranching.


In addition to the public vote, a panel of judges will interview and evaluate the finalists to help determine the winners of Faces of Farming and Ranching. Winners will be announced in early January 2013.


For more information on The Faces of Farming & Ranching program and to see footage from The Food Dialogues: New York, visit Follow the conversation online at @USFRA #FoodD.


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