From the cotton fields in the South Plains of West Texas and broilers and cattle of Shenandoah Valley in Virginia to America’s Dairyland in Wisconsin and the broad diversity of pigs, sheep, corn and soybeans in Ohio, the U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance’s (USFRA) next class of Faces of Farming & Ranching capture the passion behind agriculture and drive for sustainability and technology on today’s farms.
Unveiled at the National Association of Farm Broadcasting (NAFB) Convention in Kansas City, the winners include two Ohioans: Emily Buck of Marion County and Lauren Schwab from Butler County.
Buck farms with her husband John and daughter on their 1,000 acres of no-till farmland in the Lake Erie and the Mississippi River watersheds. They farm corn, soybeans and a flock of 40 Southdown ewes.
“I have different hats from the farmer, to the mother to the shepherd, but one of my big roles is an associate professor at Ohio State,” Buck said.… Continue readingRead More »