The American Farm Bureau Federation, in conjunction with the American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture, say fall is the ideal time to capture entries for the 2015 Farm Bureau Photo Contest.
The contest is open to all state and county Farm Bureau members and staff above 18 years of age at the time of entry, including professional photographers.
"Fall is a great time to take photos of farmers and ranchers working safely during harvest, birthing calves, or even working at agri-tourism events such as pumpkin patches and corn mazes" said Kim Baker, AFBF's assistant director, creative services. "The changing leaves in the fall offer a beautiful backdrop for agriculture-related pictures."
Photo submissions will be used to accurately portray today's agriculture and the safe practices of farmers and ranchers. Additionally, submissions will also be used for future publications, promotions and social media by AFBF and related companies. All photos submitted must exemplify safe practices on the farm or ranch.
The contest is open for submissions until March 31, 2016. Photos may be entered in four categories: Farm Families, Farm Labor, Technology and Consumer Outreach.
Monetary prizes will be awarded to the top three placing photos from each category. First place winners will be awarded $150, second place $100 and third place $75.
Contest winners will be announced April 15, 2016, on Farm Bureau's social media platforms and website.
For more information on how to register and to view the contest rules and regulations, visit the 2015 Farm Bureau photo contest website.
Questions about the contest may be sent via email to [email protected].