Later this fall, cast your vote online to help select the next faces of American agriculture!

Today, USFRA announced the finalists of its next class of Faces of Farming and Ranching, a nationwide search to help put real faces on agriculture. The following farmers and ranchers were named finalists:

  • Erin Brenneman, Iowa
  • Darrell Glaser, Texas
  • Jay Hill, N.M.
  • Brian Jones, Texas
  • Carrie Mess, Wis.
  • Jessica Potter, Colo.
  • Thomas Titus, Ill.
  • Carla Wardin, Mich.

Applications were received from passionate, dedicated farmers and ranchers from across the nation. Winners will share their stories and experiences about how food is grown and raised in the U.S. on a national stage through media interviews, consumer-facing public appearances and events.  

Beginning October 24 through November 2, people can visit USFRA’s Facebook Page and/or www.fooddialogues.com/Faces to learn more about each of the finalists and the work they do, including short videos highlighting their operation. From there, the public can vote for whom they believe best represents the breadth of farmers and ranchers across the country who work to bring food to our tables. These votes will be factored into the final decision to determine the next Faces of Farming and Ranching.

Winners will be announced on November 12, 2014.