VOTE FOR ILLINOIS FARMER TO BE A FACE OF AGRICULTURE

Tricia Braid

Oct, 27, 2014  |  Today's News

Illinois corn and hog farmer Thomas Titus has made it into the finals as a candidate for the U.S. Farmers and Ranchers Alliance Faces of Agriculture (USFRA). The winners will be chosen in part based on the number of online votes cast for each candidate. You can vote for Thomas once a day through Sunday, November 2. 

USFRA consists of more than 80 farmer- and rancher-led organizations, including IL Corn, and agricultural partners representing virtually all aspects of agriculture, 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.

Now through November 2, visit the Faces of Farming & Ranching Online Voting page to learn more about each of the finalists and the work they do, including short videos highlighting their farms/ranches. From there, vote for whom you believe best exemplifies agriculture. These votes will be factored into the final decision to determine the next Faces of Farming and Ranching. Of course we hope you’ll vote for Thomas!

HOW CAN PEOPLE VOTE?

Access the Faces of Farming & Ranching Online Voting Page: 

- From any desktop computer OR mobile device: Visit http://faces.pgtb.me/w2Sg4d

- From any desktop computer OR mobile device:  Go to USFRA’s Facebook Page, and click on the link in the Faces of Farming and Ranching Post pinned at the top of the Timeline.

- From any desktop computer: Go to USFRA’s Facebook Page – click on the VOTE NOW tab

Only one vote per day per email address is allowed.  Registering on Facebook is required in order to vote – to ensure all votes are legitimate and non-fraudulent. Not already a member of Facebook?  No problem – simply sign up at Facebook.com to register.  

FACES OF FARMING & RANCHING WINNERS ANNOUNCEMENT

A combination of public votes and USFRA judges’ scores will determine the winners, who will be announced on November 12, 2014, during a press conference at the National Association of Farm Broadcasting Convention (NAFB) in Kansas City.

ABOUT THE PROGRAM

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.