Farm Bureau Photo Contest Winners Announced
Photo of Rancher's Love for His Animals Wins Grand Prize
» December 1, 2004 «
Citing her husband's love for his animals as her inspiration, Placer County rancher Janet Turner is celebrating her Grand Prize-winning photograph in the California Farm Bureau Federation's 2004 photography contest. The Farm Bureau member's picture will be among those displayed at the Farm Bureau's Annual Meeting in December and in future editions of its member magazine California Country and weekly newspaper Ag Alert. The photos are also available on the CFBF Web site at http://www.cfbf.com/programs/photo/.
Turner said her husband, Buck, was nearing the end of his day and was getting ready to unsaddle his horse. He bent down to pet his working dogs, Hank and Dally, and to let them know how much he appreciated their help. She entered the Farm Bureau photography contest, naming her photo "Thanks for the Help."
"I like the way my husband is with his animals," she said. "He always talks with the dogs - usually to give instructions while they are working the ranch. At that moment, though, Buck was very affectionate, giving them a little playtime after their work. The lighting was just right and I took the picture on an impulse."
In addition to the Grand Prize, entries for the contest were judged in four categories: Stewards of the Land, Life on the Farm, All in a Day's Work and Best of California. Winning entries were submitted from San Diego, Merced, Yuba-Sutter, Colusa, Marin and San Joaquin counties. Prizes ranged from $500 to $100 dollars.
To find out more about the photo contest or to subscribe to California Country magazine, contact the California Farm Bureau Communications/News Division at (916) 561-5550.
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