Meet the Faces of Farming & Ranching at Kirkwood Farmer's Market - Food Dialogues

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Meet the Faces of Farming & Ranching at Kirkwood Farmer's Market

Interested in how your food is grown and raised? Meet the Faces behind your food this Saturday between 8:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. at the Kirkwood Farmers’ Market.

Our Featured Farmers Include:

  • Lauren Arbogast farms with her husband Brian and two sons on their diverse operation in Rockingham County, Virginia, consisting of five houses of chickens (broilers), a cow/calf herd of 450, a calf backgrounding site of 400, and crop rotations. Click here to watch Lauren’s video.
  • Jeremy Brown  farms with his wife Sarah and three children on their 3,000-acre farm on the South Plains of West Texas, growing cotton, organic cotton, wheat, rye, grain sorghum, peanuts and sesame. Click here to watch Jeremy’s video.
  • Emily Buck farms with her husband John and daughter on their 1,000 acres of no-till farmland near Columbus, Ohio in the Lake Erie and the Mississippi River watersheds. They farm corn, soybeans and a flock of 40 Southdown ewes. Click here to watch Emily’s video.
  • Jay Hill is a vegetable, beef and nut producer from New Mexico, aspiring to grow a good tasting, safe product in the most cost effective way. He recently started a ‘Farm to Market’ store called FARMesilla. Click here to watch Jay’s video.
  • Katie Roth farms in the southwest corner of America’s Dairyland in Wisconsin. They milk 260 Holsteins and all of their feedstuffs are grown on the farm including corn, soybeans, alfalfa and wheat. Click here to watch Katie’s video.
  • Lauren Schwab works on her 1200-sow breed-to-wean family pig farm in Butler County, Ohio. As the farrowing house manager, she is a week one specialist to ensure all piglets get off to the best start. Click here to watch Lauren’s video.

To learn more about the Faces of Farming & Ranching program, click here.

Who is the U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance:
U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance® (USFRA®) consists of more than 100 farmer and rancher led organizations and agricultural partners, working to engage in dialogue with consumers who have questions about how today’s food is grown and raised. USFRA is committed to continuous improvement and supporting U.S. farmers and ranchers’ efforts to increase confidence and trust in today’s agriculture. To learn more, visit our website at You can also find USFRA on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and YouTube.