Fifteen photographs submitted by 12 Farm Bureau members and staff were chosen as the winners of the 2013 Farm Bureau Photo Contest. Winners were selected in each of the three categories of the 2013 photo contest, held by the American Farm Bureau Federation together with the American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture. Winning photos accurately portray today’s farm and ranch families and their efforts to maintain a safe and healthy place to work and live.
First place winners by category are: My Scenic Farm or Ranch, Emily Waggoner, Pendleton, S.C.; Sharing the Story, Carol Schmidt, Noblesville, Ind., and Working on the Farm or Ranch, Laurie Link, Meadville, Mo. Additionally this year, judges selected a Best in Show and two runners-up from the pool of winning images. Emily Waggoner of Pendleton, S.C., took Best in Show. Laurie Link of Meadville, Mo., took first runner-up and Carol Schmidt of Noblesville, Ind., took third runner-up. Judges also selected a photo submitted by Rebekah Rubingh of Ellsworth, Mich., for a special Animal Care award.