Ralls County Photo Selected as Winner
A captivating photo featuring the picturesque landscape of rural Missouri is the Best in Show for the 2019 Focus on Missouri Agriculture Photo Contest, hosted by the Missouri Department of Agriculture. The photograph, submitted by Wanda Moore of Cabool, Mo., was chosen from more than 1,200 photos submitted by amateur photographers from across Missouri.
“The beauty and diversity of Missouri agriculture has been perfectly captured by this year’s talented photographers,” Director of Agriculture Chris Chinn said. “These images capture the hard work and dedication across many generations of farmers and ranchers throughout the state.”
Photos submitted by individuals 13 and older were placed into five categories: Beauty of the Farm, Faces of the Farm, Farm Selfie, the Farmer’s Life and Pride of the Farm.
Photographers age 12 and under entered their shots in the Children’s Barnyard category. A photo submitted by Marin Mallory, daughter of Daniel and Megan Mallory of rural Perry, was selected as the winner in this category.
The winning photos will be on display throughout the Missouri State Fair in Sedalia, Mo., Aug. 8-18, 2019, in the Agriculture Building.
BEST IN SHOW: “Reflections” by Wanda Moore of Cabool, Mo.
PEOPLE’S CHOICE: “Years of Experience” by Gabrielle Deimeke of Auxvasse, Mo.
FIRST FAMILY’S CHOICE: “Bottle Calves Are a Girl’s Best Friend” by Christa Rhoads of Linn, Mo.
CHILDREN'S BARNYARD: “Curious Little Lamb” by Marin Mallory of Perry, Mo.
BEAUTY OF THE FARM: “Spring Sky” by Matthew Burdick of Columbia, Mo.
FACES OF THE FARM: “Years of Experience” by Gabrielle Deimeke of Auxvasse, Mo.
FARM SELFIE: “Kiss Me” by Andrea Simms of Pleasant Hill, Mo.
THE FARMER'S LIFE: “The Helping Hands” by Lindsey Orphan of House Springs, Mo.
PRIDE OF THE FARM: “Derb, a Man of Orange” by Madison Nolte of Chamois, Mo.
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