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Faces of Ag photo contest under way

Jul 13th, 2010 | Category: News

WHATCOM – Whatcom Farm Friends is holding a call for photographers to help show the story of Whatcom County agriculture during an exhibit slated for the Northwest Washington Fair in August. All amateur and professional photographers are welcome to submit photos. The juried photographic exhibition will highlight Whatcom County’s rural people, crops and product diversity, livestock, ag machinery and rural vistas. There are eight entry categories for the themed “Faces of Ag” contest, including: Meet the Farmer (farm families); Barns with Character; Farm Families at Work; Weathered Faces (people, buildings, equipment, landscape); Farm Animals; Real Working Machines and Equipment; 4-H and FFA Youth Agricultural Projects; and Rural Beauty and Uniqueness. The deadline for submissions is 5 p.m. July 23. Selected photos will be on display at the Farming For Life! exhibit Aug. 16-21 at the Northwest Washington Fair, and will continue Aug. 25-Oct. 18, 2010 at the Lynden Pioneer Museum. An application form and instructions can be downloaded online at wcfarmfriends.com or contact Cheryl DeHaan, Whatcom Farm Friends Community Education Program Manager, at (360)354-1337 or cdehaan@wcfarmfriends.com.

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