USFRA Looking for Faces of Agriculture in the Carolinas

The US Farmers and Ranchers Alliance announced recently they were looking for candidates for their “Faces of Agriculture” campaign. Chris Galen, spokesman for USFRA:

“The USFRA is a coalition of farming and ranching organizations ranging from cattleman to corn and soy producers, to the national milk producers federation. We also have a number of state checkoff and chapter organizations around the country. The reason we have all come together in the past year is to do a better job of communicating with the public about where their food comes from and who produces it. We are now kicking off this ‘Faces of farming and Ranching’ program.”

Galen explains what USFRA is looking for from a Faces of Agriculture farmer:

“We are looking for a handful of people. They would get a 10000 stipend to limit the burden of spending time away from their family and farm. We would make a charitable donation in their name, and we would help to give them the ability polish their speaking skills and give them some media training to more effectively tell their stories.”

And the selection won’t be limited by commodity or location, Galen explains that their goal is to have participants from all over the country:

“We are trying to make this as diverse as possible. WE don’t want this to be limited to one geographical area or just certain commodities. We want males and females and a range of ages so it represents the breadth and depth of the people we have in agriculture.”

Galen suggests filling out a short application online:

“The best way is to go on line (to the site below). You can suggest yourself or someone you know. We will have 10-15 finalists, ultimately narrowed down to about 5. We will announce the winners in November.” is dedicated to serving the agricultural industry in the Carolinas and Virginia with the latest ag news, exclusive regional weather station readings, and key crop market information. The website is a companion of the Southern Farm Network, provider of daily agricultural radio programming to the Carolinas since 1974. presents radio programs, interviews and news relevant to crop and livestock production and research throughout the mid-Atlantic agricultural community.