US Farmers and Rancher’s Alliance hosted an online voting contest for the next farmers and ranchers to be the faces of farming and ranching. 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. Winners will receive a $15,000 stipend to help cover the costs of being away from their operations. They’ll also receive professional media/speaker training and full support from USFRA through their yearlong tenure.
Randy Krotz, the executive director of USFRA, had time to talk with me about the program and their announcement next week at the National Association of Farm Broadcasting‘s Annual meeting in Kansas City. He says there are many different areas where farmers and ranchers are taking heat in the national media and these ambassadors will be able to answer questions and go on the national stage representing all different sectors of agriculture. The voting has closed, but the winners will be announced next week. You can learn more about the finalists by going here
You can listen to my chat here: [wpaudio url=”http://www.zimmcomm.biz/podcast/hickchickchat-14-krotz.mp3″ text=”Hick Chick Chat: Faces of Farming and Ranching”]