Focus on Missouri Agriculture Photo Contest

Focus on Missouri Agriculture Photo Contest

This year, we received nearly 900 entries showcasing Missourians’ passion for and commitment to the state’s No. 1 economic generator – agriculture.

Contest winners will be displayed in the Agriculture Building at the 2022 Missouri State Fair in Sedalia.

Want to check out previously submitted photos? Check out our Flickr stream at flickr.com/moagriculture.

Categories:

Beauty of the Farm – Missouri is home to lush landscapes, rolling hills and stunning sunsets all found right in our very own backyards. The beauty of the farm is captured through a love and respect of the land and a dedication to a better tomorrow.  Enter photographs that show the pictorial, scenic or graphic nature of Missouri farms, farming or agricultural products and represent the beauty of your farm.

Faces of the Farm – Individual people coming together with their unique personalities, ideas and work ethics are what make Missouri great. We want to see the portraits of Missouri’s farmers, farm families and people who make agriculture great doing what they do best – working! The story of agriculture is often told in the people who work and live on the land, so show us the faces of your farm.

The Farmer’s Life – The life of a farmer is unique and always interesting. With everything always on the move, photos help capture the humor, drama and fun of the farm that makes this lifestyle worth living. Work, play, friendship or farm families sharing their love for one another – it’s all about the farmer’s life!

Pride of the Farm – There is a lot to be proud of when it comes to Missouri’s farms and ranches. We know you are pleased with your trusty tractors, lush fields, healthy livestock and all the hard work that goes into them – so don’t be shy and show them off! Showcase what makes you proud to be a Missouri farmer.

Children’s Barnyard – We are amazed by the talent of the children here in Missouri. Through 4-H or encouragement for their parents, children across the state are taking incredible photos of what agriculture means to them. That’s why we created a category just for children ages 12 and younger to showcase what they are doing on the farm and in their communities.
Open to children ages 12 and younger. All types of agriculture and farming-related pictures are eligible. Parent/Guardian approval required.

Prizes:

The photographer taking this year’s Best of Show photo, and all four category winners (first place only), will enjoy a plethora of Missouri products provided by contest sponsor Missouri Grown.

Best of Show - Missouri Grown gift basket + canvas print of winning photo
Category Winner - Missouri Grown gift basket + canvas print of winning photo

 
Beauty of the Farm
Faces of the Farm
The Farmer’s Life
Pride of the Farm

Entries submitted by photographers age 12 and under are eligible for separate judging. The winner of the Children’s Barnyard category will also receive a Missouri Grown gift basket.

Children’s Barnyard Winner – Missouri Grown gift basket + canvas print of winning photo
Children’s Barnyard Runner Up and Honorable Mentions – Canvas print of winning photo

2022 Winners:

BEST IN SHOW:
“The Supervisor” Megan Richner of El Dorado Springs, Mo.

FIRST FAMILY’S CHOICE:
Feed Store Checkers” by Ginelle Esry of El Dorado Springs, Mo.

BEAUTY OF THE FARM:
1st Place: “Cold Missouri Morning” by Sonya Alber of Pierce City, Mo.
Runner-Up: “Homegrown Sunset” by Katy Grant of Carrollton, Mo.
Honorable Mention: “Early Bird Gets the Worm” by Renee Rotheli of New Haven, Mo.
Honorable Mention: “Sunflower Sunset” by Ronald Russell of Richmond, Mo.

FACES OF THE FARM:
1st Place: “Tracking Calves” by Jason Vance of Centralia, Mo
Runner-Up: “Practice and Sweat” by Renee Rotheli of New Haven, Mo.
Honorable Mention: “Ready for Seed” by Haley Scott of Fordland, Mo.
Honorable Mention: “Grandpa” by Carrie Brown of Sedalia, Mo.  

THE FARMER'S LIFE:
1st Place: “Hot Shoe” by Addison Hinton of Ashland, Mo.
Runner-Up: “Missouri Snow Day” by Hannah Fritsche Donze of Perryville, Mo.
Honorable Mention: “Warm for Winter” by Ginelle Esry of El Dorado Springs, Mo.
Honorable Mention: “Sire Delivery” by Jason Vance of Centralia, Mo.

PRIDE OF THE FARM:
1st Place: “Golden Waves of Grain” by Dan Wieland of Bunceton, Mo.
Runner-Up: “Capitol Harvest” by Pam Thompson of Lohman, Mo.
Honorable Mention: “Harvesting for Generations” by Kirsten Caudle of Columbia, Mo.
Honorable Mention: “Sunset Planting” by Pam Thompson of Lohman, Mo.

CHILDREN'S BARNYARD:
1st Place: “Grandpa's Barnyard” by Summer Meeker of Laredo, Mo.
Runner-Up: “Cleaning the Combine” by Eli Rowe of Caldonia, Mo.
Honorable Mention: “Give Me a Treat” by Ily Brown of Webb City, Mo.
Honorable Mention: “Queen Cat” by Harper Jackson of Lancaster, Mo.

Photo submitted to the Focus on Missouri Agriculture Photo Contest can be found on the Department’s Flickr stream.