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By Emily Jarrett ejarrett@civitasmedia.com



Faith Bemiss/DemocratThe Central Missouri Ag Club photo contest is still accepting entries until Friday. Shown is a photo entry in the adult category titled, “Learning by Doing,” by Suzanne Thompson. To enter call Terri Ballad, photo contest chair, at the Liberty Center Association for the Arts 660-827-3228.
Faith Bemiss/DemocratThe Central Missouri Ag Club photo contest is still accepting entries until Friday. Shown is a photo entry in the adult category titled, “Learning by Doing,” by Suzanne Thompson. To enter call Terri Ballad, photo contest chair, at the Liberty Center Association for the Arts 660-827-3228.
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Area residents looking to show off their photography skills are invited to take part in the Central Missouri Ag Expo’s photography contest, set for Feb. 7-8.


This year’s theme is “This is My Agriculture” which is intentionally open to interpretation, said Ag Club Photography Chair Terri Ballard.


“Part of our goal (as a club) is to get people educated about agriculture, especially the youth, and also to further their education, especially those who are considering pursing a career in agriculture,” she said. “So we like to have a broad theme to tie those things together.”


Photographs can range from a simple sunset on a farm to a first-time visitor to the Missouri State Fair’s viewpoint, she added.


“There are so many different ways you can interpret the theme,” she said. “I think it’ll really be interesting to see what people do with it, there are a lot of possibilities.”


Those interested in entering the contest must deliver a print mounted on 11-by-14 inch paper to the Liberty Center, 111 W. Fifth St.; FCS Financial, 2600 S. Limit Ave.; or Jim’s Tire Service, 5245 S. Limit Ave. The contest will be divided into two categories, an adult division and youth for anyone 18-years-old and younger, as long as they still attend high school. The deadline for the contest has been extended to Friday and the top two winners will receive $100 each.


Judging for the contest, by Sedalia Democrat Reporter Faith Bemiss and former Sedalia Democrat Photographer Sydney Brink, will be conducted Tuesday with all of the photos scheduled to be on display during the expo at the Mohler Assembly Hall and the Mathewson Exhibition Center.


“I think this is going to be a great showing,” Ballard said. “I hope to see a lot of different perspectives on agriculture.”


For more information, contact Ballard at 827-3228.


 
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