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Vote for the Face of Farming and Ranching


Get online and vote. The U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance (USFRA) has opened the polls for their third class of Faces of Farming and Ranching, a nationwide search to help put real faces on agriculture. These standout farmers and ranchers will share their stories on a national stage to help shift conversations about food production and serve in multiple high-visibility roles on behalf of USFRA, such as public appearances, national media interviews, web chats, blog posts, and social media activities.

The eight finalists’ videos and bios can be found on USFRA’s Facebook Page and

  • Lauren Arbogast, Virginia
    Turkeys, broilers, cattle
  • Emily Buck, Ohio
    Sheep, soybeans, corn
  • Katie Roth, Wisconsin
    Dairy, corn, soybeans
  • Lauren Schwab, Ohio
  • Jeremy Brown, Texas
    Cotton, wheat, sorghum, peanuts
  • Paul Lanoue, Minnesota
    Cattle, corn, soybeans
  • Geoff Ruth, Nebraska
    Corn, soybeans
  • Joy Widerman, Pennsylvania
    Dairy, corn, rye

How To Vote:

Through October 14-23, people can visit USFRA’s Facebook Page, to learn more about each of the finalists and the work they do, including short videos highlighting their farm or ranch. From there, the public can vote for the farmers and ranchers whom they believe best represent the passion and innovation behind today’s agriculture.

The Facebook voting through ShortStack will appear as a tab on USFRA’s Facebook page (it’s one vote per 24 hours). These votes will be factored into the final decision to determine the next Faces of Farming and Ranching, which will be announced on November 9 at a NAFB press conference in Kansas City, Missouri.

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