Kansas Department of Agriculture Photo Contest Draws 350 Entries

Kansas Department of Agriculture Photo Contest Draws 350 Entries

Check out these winning photos from the 2014 Kansas Department of Agriculture Photo Contest, submitted in five categories.

The Kansas Department of Agriculture  announced winners of the 2014 KDA Photo Contest. The third annual statewide contest received more than 350 submissions showcasing Kansas agriculture from a variety of unique perspectives.

Preliminary voting on KDA's social media pages identified the top five photos in each category: Agriculture at Work, Farm Animals, Farm Faces, Picture Perfect Prairie and a Youth Division. Finalist photos were then reviewed by Kansas State Board of Agriculture members, KDA leadership and agricultural leaders in the Kansas legislature.

The winners from each category are as follows:

Agriculture at Work
FIRST PLACE: Kelly McCarty of Ashland, Kan., "Finding the One"

Kansas Department of Agriculture Photo Contest Draws 350 Entries

SEE THE WINNERS: Winners in each contest category will receive $100 gift cards. Runner-up participants will receive $50 gift cards. Photos will be showcased throughout KDA social media, website and various other marketing materials. View the slideshow below to see the winners.

SECOND PLACE: Kelsey Fuller of Allen, Kan., "Patience"

Kansas Department of Agriculture Photo Contest Draws 350 Entries

Farm Animals
FIRST PLACE:  Josie Alexander of Hoxie, Kan., "Cattle Sunset"

Kansas Department of Agriculture Photo Contest Draws 350 Entries

SECOND PLACE: Rachel Braddy of Manhattan, Kan., "Parental Supervision"

Kansas Department of Agriculture Photo Contest Draws 350 Entries

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Farm Faces
FIRST PLACE:  Kelsey Fuller of Allen, Kan., "Leader of the Pack"

Kansas Department of Agriculture Photo Contest Draws 350 Entries

SECOND PLACE:  Melissa Navinskey of Cummings, Kan., "Just Another Day on the Farm"

Kansas Department of Agriculture Photo Contest Draws 350 Entries

Picture Perfect Prairie
FIRST PLACE:  Kelly McCarty of Ashland, Kan., "Morning Rain"

Kansas Department of Agriculture Photo Contest Draws 350 Entries

SECOND PLACE:  Sheridan VanSickle of Riley, Kan., "Prairie Blaze"

Kansas Department of Agriculture Photo Contest Draws 350 Entries

Youth
FIRST PLACE: Kelsie Conrad of Leoti, Kan., "Marcy's Excitement"

Kansas Department of Agriculture Photo Contest Draws 350 Entries

SECOND PLACE: Kelsie Conrad of Leoti, Kan., "Zane Rides Away"

Kansas Department of Agriculture Photo Contest Draws 350 Entries

Winners in each category will receive $100 gift cards and runner-up participants will receive $50 gift cards. In addition, photos will be showcased throughout KDA social media, website and various other marketing materials.

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