Texas Neighbors Summer 2015 : Page 6

TEXAS NEIGHBORS | SUMMER 2015 Each year, we ask Texas Farm Bureau (TFB) members and their families to capture rural Texas and the rural lifestyle through the lens of their camera, and each year, they deliver. Hundreds of photos from TFB members across the state were submitted to this year’s contest. Though it was a difficult task, TFB staff critiqued the photos capturing various parts of the Lone Star State and selected this year’s winners. (Above) Puddle jumping. Every child’s dream. Nine-year-old Emma enjoyed a break from her homework to splash in the water. Our winning photo was submitted by Whitney Wilfert of Edna. (Left) Doing what he loves—driving a tractor. Joel spends his summer days hauling hay from sun up to sun down on his great-grandfather’s ranch in Luckenbach. Our second place photo was submitted by Jennifer Helfrich of Fredericksburg. (Bottom left) Triple trouble. These horned Dorset ram lambs are a handful! Marlene Bell of Big Sandy snapped this photo of the lambs at 10 days old. (Bottom right) Spring branding is a family affair. Marcie Faske of Snyder captured this memory of her four grandsons watching their papaw and dad brand calves. Looks like there will be plenty of help in the future! WWW.TEXASFARMBUREAU.ORG

2015 Texas Farm Bureau Photo Contest Winners

Each year, we ask Texas Farm Bureau (TFB) members and their families to capture rural Texas and the rural lifestyle through the lens of their camera, and each year, they deliver.

Hundreds of photos from TFB members across the state were submitted to this year’s contest. Though it was a difficult task, TFB staff critiqued the photos capturing various parts of the Lone Star State and selected this year’s winners.

(Above) Puddle jumping. Every child’s dream. Nine-year-old Emma enjoyed a break from her homework to splash in the water. Our winning photo was submitted by Whitney Wilfert of Edna.

(Left) Doing what he loves—driving a tractor. Joel spends his summer days hauling hay from sun up to sun down on his great-grandfather’s ranch in Luckenbach. Our second place photo was submitted by Jennifer Helfrich of Fredericksburg.

(Bottom left) Triple trouble. These horned Dorset ram lambs are a handful! Marlene Bell of Big Sandy snapped this photo of the lambs at 10 days old.

(Bottom right) Spring branding is a family affair. Marcie Faske of Snyder captured this memory of her four grandsons watching their papaw and dad brand calves. Looks like there will be plenty of help in the future!

More Good PHOTOS…

More good photos include (from top, counterclockwise):

Best view in the barn! Joseph and Dominic Novak, grandsons of Jimmy and Shirley Mudd of Yoakum, check out the calves from the catwalk at Cuero Livestock Commission. Shirley submitted the photo of her grandsons.

Farming is serious business. Or is it? Amanda Niemeyer of Chilton caught Trigger’s and Timber’s expressions while checking how much the corn grew after the recent rains.

Big, bright and yellow. Jacie Henefey of D’Hanis took this stunning photo of a field of sunflowers.

Make hay while the sun shines! Ashley Sutton of Whitesboro snapped this photo of her husband baling their first hay crop.

Read the full article at http://texasagriculture.texasfarmbureau.org/article/2015+Texas+Farm+Bureau+Photo+Contest+Winners/2042740/263762/article.html.

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