Ohio Cattle Farmer Named Faces of Farming’ Finalist

11/24/2012 7:00 AM

J anice Wolfinger, an Ohio farmer and beef advocate, is one of nine finalists selected by the U.S. Farmers and Ranchers Alliance’s “Faces of Farming and Ranching” national spokesperson search.

The alliance is funded in part by the beef checkoff. More than 100 farmers and ranchers from across the country responded to the call to find real “faces” to share their stories on a national stage and further the dialogue on how food is produced in America today.

Wolfinger and her husband, Jake, run cows in eastern Ohio and own and operate a feedyard in Nebraska, which they purchased and started renovating several years ago.

She is a former teacher and graduate of the checkoff-funded Masters of Beef Advocacy program. She also has a blog focusing on the beef community, www.fortheloveofbeef.blogspot.com, as a place to host conversations about agriculture.

Through Dec. 15, people can visit www.fooddialogues.com and vote for the finalist they believe best represents those across the country who work to bring food to the table.

The votes will be factored into the decision to determine the “Faces of Farming and Ranching” winner, which will be announced in January 2013.


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