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Winter is a Great Time for Photo Contest Pics

WASHINGTON, D.C., January 6, 2016 - Submissions are still being accepted for the American Farm Bureau Federation and American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture's 2015 Farm Bureau Photo Contest (http://www.fb.org/programs/photocontest/) . 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.

"The winter months offer many opportunities to get great pictures of farmers and ranchers working safely on the farm," said Kim Baker, AFBF's assistant director, creative services. "We want to showcase what life on the farm is really like, and these authentic photos will help tell agriculture's story."

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 webpage at http://www.fb.org/programs/photocontest/. Questions about the contest may be sent via email to photocontest@fb.org .

Contacts:   Kari Barbic
(202) 406-3672
  Cyndie Shearing
(202) 406-3649