We are uniquely positioned to connect influential consumers and food producers in conversation. Through programming like Digital Voices and Faces of Farming & Ranching, we seek to educate key audiences about how food is grown and raised by sharing the stories of real food producers. In addition to their other responsibilities, our program participants are also contributors to our blog. Get to know our programming and participants, below.

Faces of Farming & Ranching

The U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance (USFRA) has completed the voting period to find the next Faces of Farming & Ranching winners. Lauren Arbogast (Virginia), Jeremy Brown (Texas), Emily Buck (Ohio),  Katie Roth (Wisconsin) and Lauren Schwab (Ohio).

Lauren Arbogast

Specialty: Chicken, Cattle and Crop Farmer

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Jeremy Brown

Specialty: Crop Farmer

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Emily Buck

Specialty: Crop Farmer, University Researcher and Professor

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Lauren Schwab

Specialty: Pig Farmer

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Katie Roth

Specialty: Diary Farmer

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Digital Voices

As part of our ongoing efforts to inform and educate consumers about how food is grown and raised, USFRA is pleased to announce our new Digital Voices Council! The Council members are sponsored by USFRA and have a breadth of experience and knowledge surrounding today’s agricultural practices and provide additional resources to further the dialogue between farmers, ranchers and consumers.

Annaliese Wegner, Dairy Farmer

Specialty: Dairy Farmer

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Kim Melton, Registered Dietitian, Nutritionist

Specialty: Registered Dietitian, Nutritionist

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Natasha Nicholes, Urban Farmer, Blogger

Specialty: Urban Farmer, Blogger

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Paul Lanoue, Farmer

Specialty: Farmer

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Rosanne Rust, Registered Dietitian, Freelance Writer, Blogger

Specialty: Registered Dietitian, Freelance Writer, Blogger

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Amanda Zaluckyj, Farmer

Specialty: Corn and Soybean Farmer

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Dr. Marybeth Feutz, Veterinarian

Specialty: Veterinarian, specialty in Large Animal Internal Medicine

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Maria Brilaki, Fitness Expert

Specialty: Fitness Expert

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