Sheep Producer Makes Finalists - Vote Today
October 14, 2016

U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance announced this week that public voting is now open for its third class of Faces of Farming and Ranching, a nationwide search to help put real faces on agriculture.

This year's class includes a sheep farmer from Ohio. Having grown up on a large sheep farm, Emily Buck incorporated a flock of ewes into the operation. Buck's story and a video of the farm are available at www.fooddialogues.com/profile/emilybuck. Buck is a lifetime member of the Ohio Sheep Improvement Association making a vote for Buck a vote to include sheep in dialogue with consumers who have questions about how today's food is grown and raised.

All of the finalist are standout farmers and ranchers who, if selected, will share their stories on a national stage to help shift conversations about food production and serve in multiple high-visibility roles on behalf of USFRA, such as public appearances, national media interviews, web chats, blog posts and social media activities. The videos and bios of the eight finalists can be found at www.FoodDialogues.com.

Voting is open to the public through Oct. 23 (requires Facebook login) and voters can cast one vote every 24 hours. These votes will be factored into the final decision to determine the next Faces of Farming and Ranching, which will be announced on Nov. 9.