They wrote, "To help put a real face on agriculture, USFRA has selected these standout farmers and ranchers who are proud of what they do, eager to share their stories of continuous improvement and who are actively involved in sharing those stories in public and on social media." The article is here.
This is the second year that they've held the nationwide competition, and the four winners last year spent the year representing agriculture at various events around the country.
This year, there was an extensive application process, a video requirement, references, and even letters of recommendation from agricultural organizations of which I'm a member - it was like college all over again! They're coming in a few weeks to film me on our farm. They'll then take that video ... and this is where my dear readers come in.
Yes, there's an online vote! A quarter of the judging counts on how many votes our videos garner. So on Oct 24-Nov 2, you'll be able to help me win the chance to represent agriculture at a national level. I'll post the details then!
Thank you, as always, for reading about our farm. I'm so happy to be able to share what we do on this little farm with the neighbors, the township, the country, and the world. That's fun stuff for a farmer's daughter, farmer's wife, and dairy farmer like me.