The last couple of weeks, we have focused on celebrating the “workhorses” of the ranch -- the people, horses, cattle dogs, tractors and four-wheelers that help get the job done on the ranch. From among the 70 photos submitted to the contest sponsored by Farm Boy Apparel, 15 finalists were selected for final voting by readers. Now, it’s time to announce the winners!
The votes are in, and we’ve tabulated the scores. Cheers to our top two photographers!
Grand Champion: Kelli Brown from Throckmorton, TX, with "Hired Hand"
Reserve Champion: Julie Warren from Zolfo Springs, FL, with "Matt, Festus and Hoss"
Warren and Brown win $100 Farm Boy gift certificates. Have fun shopping, ladies!
Honorable mentions go to Zac Hall and Lindsay Murdock.
As promised, three lucky voters were randomly selected to take home Farm Boy hats. Congratulations to James K. Travis, Katherine Gordon Rice and Lisa Scheirman.
To view the complete gallery of photos, click here.
Be sure to take a few minutes to watch a video compilation created by Senior Associate Editor Jamie Purfeerst.
Congratulations to all of our winners, and thanks to all of you for participating! Are you wondering when the next photo contest will be? We have one more contest slated for 2012, but we want readers to suggest a theme. Leave your ideas in the comments section below.
And, if you have a few minutes, share the photo galleries and videos on Facebook and Twitter. These galleries help share the agriculture story and would be an excellent portrayal of farmers and ranchers to show consumers. Thanks for your help in promoting agriculture!