And the envelope, please: Farm and Dairy photo contest winners!


SALEM, Ohio — The Farm and Dairy held a photo contest this year to find out what should grace the front cover of this year’s Agri-Book, an annual directory of farm and rural organizations and agencies in Ohio, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and select national organizations.

Vicky Dillon, of Petersburg, won the contest with her photograph, “Summer’s Golden Splendor,” which she took in August. Subscribers received the 2010 Agri-Book, featuring Dillon’s photo, inside this week’s paper. (If you are not a subscrber, but would like to receive a copy of the Agri-Book, please call us at 800-837-3419 or e-mail


ABOVE: The winning photograph, taken by Vicky Dillon, Petersburg, Ohio. It features the Brungard farm near New Middletown, Ohio. Honorable mention photos can be seen by scrolling to the bottom of this page.

The winning snapshot was taken at the Brungard Farm in New Middletown, Ohio. They are known in the area for their sunflower fields and strawberries.

However, Dillon did not enter the picture herself, the Brungards were so proud of the picture, they entered it for her!

There were 138 entries in the contest. Three judges determined the winner. They included: Farm and Dairy publisher Scot Darling, The Review photographer Wayne Maris, and Mahoning County farmer and amateur photographer George Houk.

A big thank-you goes out to the judges on a task that was not easy to accomplish because of the great quality of the entries.

Congratulations, Vicky, on a job well done!

Honorable mentions were also given to: Shirley Seymour of New Castle, Pa.; and Sherry Becker-Gorby of Rayland, Ohio.

Below: Shirley Seymour’s “Land of Plenty,” featuring Grassycrest Farm, Slippery Rock, Pa.


Below: Sherry Becker-Gorby’s “Bringing Home the Cows”


Reminder: Get those cameras out and start snapping now for next year’s contest. The deadlines will be here before you know it!

Below: Contest judges Wayne Maris, George Houk and Farm and Dairy Publisher Scot Darling hard at work!


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