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Farm bureau seeking photos for '17 calendar

COURTESY PHOTO - Submit photos to the Oregon Farm Bureau by Sept. 15 for its 2017 Oregons Bounty calendar.The Oregon Farm Bureau invites the public to submit photos of Oregon agriculture for possible inclusion in the 2017 Oregon’s Bounty calendar.

The award-winning calendar celebrates all aspects of Oregon agriculture — the products, the people, the crops, the cultivation, the landscape, and anything that depicts the beauty, culture, enjoyment, technology or tradition of family farming and ranching.

“We’re looking for what I call ‘gaze-worthy images’ — photos that you can enjoy for a month as the calendar hangs on the wall,” said Anne Marie Moss, OFB communications director.

Oregon’s Bounty calendar is mailed to more than 60,000 farm bureau members around the state and thousands more are distributed throughout the year, Moss said.

Close-ups and panoramic shots are needed of all types of agriculture in all seasons. Subject ideas include rural scenery; farmers and ranchers at work; planting or harvest shots; scenes from farm stands, on-farm events, farmers markets or county fairs; and close-ups of fruits, vegetables, flowers, crops in the field or farm animals.

The deadline for entries is Sept. 15 and there is no limit to the number of photos that can be submitted.

Photographers with images selected for month pages in Oregon’s Bounty, along with six runners up, will receive a photo credit in the calendar and numerous copies of the calendar.

Detailed photo specifications and contest rules are available at www.oregonfb.org/calendar.