The Missouri Department of Agriculture has announced it's winners of the 2021 Focus on Missouri Agriculture Photo Contest, and one of the winners selected was from Green Ridge.

There were two age categories in the photo contest-13 and older had four categories-Beauty of the Farm, Faces of the Farm, the Farmer’s Life and Pride of the Farm. Photographers age 12 and under entered their shots in the Children’s Barnyard category.

Maggie Reed of Green Ridge picked up two honors as she won honorable mention and runner-up in the Children’s Barnyard category.

Maggie's runner-up picture was titled “Standing Watch” . Her picture “Enjoying the Warm Sun”  was also selected as honorable mention.

In the "Best of Show" category, Holly Brown of Webb City was the winner with her picture, “Hold Still”.  Holly also won the Peoples Choice Award with the same picture.

In total, 21 photos were selected by a panel of judges consisting of Heather Feeler and Lucas Bond, Department of Conservation; and Dane Hughes, Department of Commerce & Insurance.

In addition to awarding winners in each of these categories, the winning photos were featured on Facebook for the People’s Choice Award. The winner was selected based on the number of shares, comments and likes from June 18-25. A special award was also given again this year to the photo selected as the First Family’s Choice by Governor Mike Parson and First Lady Teresa Parson.

The winning photos will be on display in the Agriculture Building throughout the Missouri State Fair, Aug. 12-22, 2021.

All the photos entered in this year’s contest can be found on the Department's Flicker Stream.

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