CSIF Launches Tenth Annual Photo Contest

07-31-2023 in News Release

WEST DES MOINES, IOWA – July 31, 2023 – The Coalition to Support Iowa’s Farmers (CSIF) is launching its tenth annual photo contest beginning August 1st through August 13th.  The 2023 photo contest, designed to celebrate Iowa agriculture. will feature three categories: livestock, land, and people. All Iowans are encouraged to submit a photo that fits into one of the three categories that best showcases Iowa agriculture.

“The photo contest, now in its 10th year, is designed to bring a greater appreciation to Iowa agriculture,” said Brian Waddingham, CSIF executive director. “We encourage all Iowans to participate in this year’s photo contest to help us recognize the people, the land and the livestock that makes Iowa such a special place to live and work.”

The photos submitted will be posted to the CSIF Facebook page on August 14th, with voting taking place from then until August 20th at 12 p.m. The photo with the most votes in each category will become category winners and will automatically be eligible for the grand prize. The grand prize will go to the photo with the most votes out of all categories. Votes will be counted by the number of likes, comments, and shares each photo receives, these will only be counted on the original photo posted on the CSIF Facebook page. Winners will be announced on August 21st.

Each category winner will receive a Yeti tumble and the grand prize winner will receive four Luke Bryan Farm Tour tickets for his show in Colfax Iowa on September 21st along with a parking pass.

To be eligible for the photo contest you must be an Iowa resident, like/follow CSIF on Facebook, and submit a photo to https://bit.ly/2023CSIFPhotoContest or scan the QR code. You can also find information and the form on www.supportfarmers.com under “Programs.” Photos submitted must be a 8×10 in. at 300 ppi and in JPG or PNG format. Participants are limited to one photo per category per household.

“Livestock farming plays a significant role in our state,” Waddingham said, “It’s important we recognize the people who are so passionate about taking care of their land and livestock through this contest.”

CSIF is a non-profit organization that assists livestock farmers who want help interpreting rules and regulations, guidance on good site locations for barns, counsel on enhancing neighbor relations and tips on how to protect the environment at no cost. This positive, solutions-based approach to helping livestock farmers grow is a collaborative effort involving the Iowa Beef Industry Council, Iowa Cattlemen’s Association, Iowa Corn Growers Association, Iowa Farm Bureau, Iowa Pork Producers Association, Iowa Soybean Association, Iowa Turkey Federation, Midwest Dairy and North Central Poultry Association. For more information, call 800.932.2436 or visit www.supportfarmers.com.

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