Members of the public are encouraged to visit www.fooddialogues.com/faces-of-farming-and-ranching and vote for their favorite “faces.” Videos of each finalist and information about their operations are available on the site. Public voting is open through December 15th, and each person can vote once per day. The winners of the “Faces of Farming & Ranching” competition will be announced in January 2013.
In addition to the public vote, a panel of judges from throughout the food and agriculture community has interviewed and evaluated the finalists to help determine the Faces of Farming and Ranching winners. The judging panel included David Kurns of Successful Farming, Chef Danny Boome, Lauren Lexton of Authentic Entertainment, and Emily Paster, a food and parenting blogger at West of the Loop.