Missouri agriculture photo contest captures best of farm, rural life

Monday, June 9, 2014

The Missouri Department of Agriculture has launched the 5th annual Focus on Missouri Agriculture contest, asking Missourians to share the unique stories and images of agriculture through photographs. The contest, which runs through June 30, is an opportunity for amateur photographers across the state to submit their best images of agriculture -- from a beautiful Missouri farm, to a farm tractor that has been in the family for years and the fun and excitement of a child at an agri-tourism operation.

The Focus on Missouri Agriculture photo contest is open to Missouri's amateur photographers of all ages. Participants may enter up to three photos in each of the five categories. Categories include: The beauty of the farm, faces of the farm, the farming life and the pride of the farm. The children's barnyard, a special category for budding photographers ages 12 and under, is back for the 5th annual contest as well.

Winners will be announced at the 2014 Missouri State Fair in Sedalia, Aug. 7-17, and the images will be displayed during the State Fair in the agriculture building.

For a complete list of rules and guidelines, visit agriculture.mo.gov/focus. Photos submitted to the contest will be placed on the contest website and available on the Department's Flickr stream. Photos must be submitted by June 30.