The United Soybean Board recently congratulated soy checkoff farmer-leader Nancy Kavazanjian on her election as chairperson of the U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance.
Kavazanjian, a soybean farmer from Beaver Dam, Wisconsin, is in her fourth year as a USB farmer-director.
“Nancy is a dedicated farmer-director and a great asset to our industry,” says USB Chairman Jim Call, a soybean farmer from Madison, Minnesota. “She’ll continue to be a leader in telling ag’s story.”
Previously, Kavazanjian served as vice chairperson of USFRA, which consists of more than 80 farmer- and rancher-led organizations and agricultural partners representing virtually all aspects of agriculture. The organization works to engage in dialogue with consumers who have questions about how today’s food is grown and raised.
At the National Association of Farm Broadcasting convention earlier this month, the Alliance announced the winners of its second class of the Faces of Farming and Ranching program.
Erin Brenneman (Iowa), Darrell Glaser (Texas), Jay Hill (New Mexico), Thomas Titus (Illnois) and Carla Wardin (Michigan) were all named program winners.
They will share their personal stories and experiences through consumer-facing public appearances, events, media interviews and social media.
“I could not be more impressed with this year’s new Faces of Farming and Ranching,” said Nancy Kavazanjian. “The first Faces of Farming and Ranching had a positive impact on consumers across the country, and we are sure this new class also will see success as they connect with consumers and share their stories about how food gets from their farm or ranch to our plates. So many outstanding farmers and ranchers stepped forward and offered to be a consumer Face for USFRA. We are overwhelmed with amount of individuals who are willing to be a representative of the nation’s agricultural community.”Share