TOPEKA, Kan. – The Kansas Department of Agriculture (KDA) announced the winners of the 2013 KDA photo contest.
Winning photos were selected from more than 300 photos submitted and preliminary social media rounds identified the top four photos in each category, Agriculture at Work, Farm Faces, Picture Perfect Prairie, From the Land of Kansas and Rollin’ in the Hay. Finalist photos were then reviewed by the Secretary of Agriculture, Kansas State Board of Agriculture and agricultural leaders in the Kansas legislature.
“The participation and feedback we received for the photo contest this year was outstanding,” said Secretary of Agriculture Dale Rodman. “It was a pleasure to see Kansans showcase their love for agriculture in this creative way and it was exciting to see so many great photos of Kansas agriculture.”
The winners from each category are as follows:
Agriculture at Work
First place – Greg Peterson, “The Colors of Harvest”
Second place – Kareen King, “Breakfast is Served”
First place – Galen and Nancy Hofmann, “Small Tractor, Big Dreams”
Second place – Dawson Minor, “Kids, Wheat and Kansas – America’s Future”
From the Land of Kansas
First place – Samantha Rutter, “For Amber Waves of Grain”
Second place – Terry Xidis, “Buffalo”
Picture Perfect Prairie
First place – Rachel Braddy, “Hay Bales on the Horizon”
Second place – Charles Hutchison, “Batten Down the Hatches”
Rollin’ in the Hay
First place – Kate Hagans, “Wheat Waiting Aside the Coop”
Second place – Nellie Landon Kassebaum, “Max and Lucy”
Winners in each category will receive $100 gift cards and runner-up participants will receive $50 gift cards. In addition, the winning photos will be displayed in the Pride of Kansas Building at the Kansas State Fair. After the fair, the photos will be displayed at KDA, in agricultural leadership offices in the Kansas State Capitol and used on the department’s website, social media pages and various other marketing materials.