Focus on Missouri Agriculture Photo Contest

2019 Focus on Missouri Agriculture Photo Contest

Please stay tuned for information on rules and the opening date of the 2019 Focus on Missouri Agriculture Photo Contest!

2018 Prize Information

Thank you for your participation for the Missouri Department of Agriculture’s 2018 Focus on Missouri Agriculture Photo Contest! The 2018 Best in Show and category winners will receive a Missouri Grown gift card, redeemable at the Missouri Grown Market at the Missouri State Fair. If you were unable to redeem your gift card at the 2018 Missouri State Fair, they will be honored at the 2019 Missouri State Fair.

The 2018 Best in Show, category winners and children’s barnyard participants will also receive a canvas print of their photo. We will have more information on how to receive your canvas prints in the fall.

2018 Winners:

Best in Show:

Best in Show - Pure Joy picture

“Pure Joy” by Jody Teague of Cole Camp, Mo.

People's Choice:

  • “Curious” by Jon Wilson of Ava, Mo.

Beauty of the Farm:

  • 1st Place: “Early Morning Walk” by Betsy ONeal of Cabool, Mo.
  • Runner-up: “Slowly Coming Along” by Kimberly Patke of Villa Ridge, Mo.
  • Honorable Mention: “Bloom Groomer” by Aaron Baker of Lawson, Mo.
  • Honorable Mention: “Hay Season” by Caleb Hawkins of Napoleon, Mo.

Faces of the Farm:

  • 1st Place: “Spraying Pastures” by Pam Thompson of Lohman, Mo.
  • Runner-up: “Oink” by Ashley Homan of Pilot Grove, Mo.
  • Honorable Mention: “Pop-Pop’s Little Helper” by Wendy Hall of Liberty, Mo.
  • Honorable Mention: “Howdy Neighbor” by Carolyn Buhman of Clarksdale, Mo.

Farm Selfie:

  • 1st Place: “Juliet” by Lindsay Mercer of Cole Camp, Mo.
  • Runner-up: “Curious” by Jon Wilson of Ava, Mo.
  • Honorable Mention: “Uncle Paul” by Tricia Wisbrock of Fenton, Mo.
  • Honorable Mention: “Sneaking a Lick” by TJ Bruner of Jacksonville, Mo.

The Farmer's Life:

  • 1st Place: “Farmer and Tractor” by Emily Meneely of Wheeling, Mo.
  • Runner-up: “Hard Days Work” by Jody Teague of Cole Camp, Mo.
  • Honorable Mention: “Waitin’ on the Water” by Ashley Homan of Pilot Grove, Mo.
  • Honorable Mention: “Farmer Mechanic” by Lacey Miller of Palmyra, Mo.

Pride of the Farm:

  • 1st Place: “Old and New” by Michaela Carroll of Deepwater, Mo.
  • Runner-up: “Branding Day” by Lacey Miller of Palmyra, Mo.
  • Honorable Mention: “Dairy Beauty” by Aubrey Fletcher of Purdy, Mo.
  • Honorable Mention: “Gooseberry Harvest” by Juliane Sykes of Chillicothe, Mo.

Children's Barnyard:

  • 1st Place: “Good Morning” by Clara Wallace of Vandalia, Mo.
  • Runner-up: “Eye on the Soul” by Caroline Volner of Saint James, Mo.
  • Honorable Mention: “Farm Traffic Jam” by Asher Ahrens of Jackson, Mo.
  • Honorable Mention: “Better than a Playground” by Emma Bell of Bucklin, Mo.

All the photos entered in this year’s contest can be found on the Department's Flickr stream.