(Posted Fri. Jul 8th, 2016)
The deadline is fast approaching for the U.S. Farmers and Ranchers Alliance’s “Faces of Farming and Ranching” to help put a real face on agriculture and show its true spirit. A proud affiliate and board member of USFRA, the National Corn Growers urges interested farmers to consider this opportunity.
“I’ve met a lot of corn growers with inspiring stories to share about what they do and the passion that helps make their stories more meaningful,” said NCGA President Chip Bowling, a grower from Maryland. “This is a terrific opportunity to help them share their personal story with new, larger audiences while helping highlight agriculture’s continuous commitment to improvement. Now is the time to raise our voices and tell our real story.”
USFRA is looking for standout farmers and ranchers, farming-ranching couples and/or families to share how they grow and raise food on a national stage and inform consumers about today's sustainable farming and ranching practices, using tools such as GMOs, antibiotics and crop inputs in a responsible manner, to help earn trust in U.S. food and agriculture.
Entries will be accepted through Sunday, July 10. To enter, visit www.fooddialogues.com.
Winners will be announced in mid-August 2016. Those winners will serve in multiple high-visibility roles on behalf of USFRA, participating in a number of activities including national media interviews, advertising and public appearances. For their time, they will receive a $15,000. They will also receive professional speaker/media training.