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USDA Photo Contest


True to his roots as a frontier farm boy, on May 15, 1862, President Abraham Lincoln signed legislation to create the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Over the next two months he signed additional legislation that expanded and transformed American farming, including the Homestead Act, and the establishment of the Land Grant agricultural university system.

To help celebrate the 150th Anniversary of USDA, a photo contest is being hosted by the Richland County Conservation District, the Richland County Farm Service Center, and the Northern Plains Agricultural Research Laboratory. The contest is open to all age groups and skill levels. Entries will be displayed at a co-sponsored open house on November 8th at the Event Center. USDA staff members will judge the photos and prizes will be given for each category.

The Categories include:

Food (Example, school lunch program or commodities grown in the region), Homesteads or Ag Life, Farming and Ranching (Example, working machinery or Harvest scene), Landscapes, Black & White or Historic.

Guidelines: All snapshots, enlargements and black and white photos must be mounted on black or white POSTER board that has a 1 inch border around the outside of the photo. Include the exhibitor’s name and short description on the back of the exhibit. Please, no framed photos. If entering a historic photo, please provide credit to photographer if available.

Entries can be dropped off at the USDA Service Center at 2745 West Holly in Sidney until November 1st. Contact Julie Goss or Heather Luinstra at 433-2103X3 for additional information.


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