Friday, January 25, 2013

Honored to be chosen as a "Face"

USFRA consists of 70+ farmer/rancher-led
organizations and agricultural partners
 
This week I was honored to be introduced as one of the US Farmers & Ranchers Alliance's "Faces of Farming & Ranching". Along with fellow winners Bo Stone, Chris Chinn, and Katie Pratt, I'll have opportunities to represent the USFRA and our nation's agriculturalists as we engage in insightful conversations about our food system.

Food is obviously a basic need we all share, but our views on its production and preparation are often quite different. My goals this year are to share how our farms and ranches are continually improving production methods, learn more about the factors that drive people's food choices, and build upon common ground when discussing our food system's most oft-debated issues. And whether you adhere to a strict diet of organically-raised fruits and vegetables or enjoy occasionally slapping some PB&J between a couple of oatmeal creme pies, I hope you'll join the conversations we'll be having about food production, safety, quality, and choice.

Thanks for all the encouragement and support up to this point, and I covet both as I move forward in this new role.

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4 comments:

Janice Wolfinger said...

Congratulations to you and your family. It was nice to have met you and you will do an outstanding job. I love to watch your videos with my girls. Keep them coming.

Will Gilmer said...

Thanks a bunch, Janice!

Sarah Allard said...

Congrats Will! You will do an amazing job!

Fairhope Supply Co. said...

Congratulations! You will represent the industry well.