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Beauty of Agriculture shines through in 2021 in Agweek’s annual photo contest

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John Bartsch farms in japanese Traill County, close to Buxton, North Dakota, and he submitted his photo of canine Dakota standing between rows of edible beans on July 12, 2021, in Agweek’s Beauty of Agriculture 2021 contest.

“Dakota is metropolis canine however spends many weeks in the course of the summer time with us on the farm,” Bartsch defined. “He can scout crops early in the 12 months or else we’d lose him when crops get larger. We additionally need to chaperone him so he doesn’t get eaten by a fox or coyote. He catches an occasional mouse, squirrel or child rabbit.”

Bartsch’s photo, entitled “Crop Scout,” garnered essentially the most votes in the contest.

There have been loads of different pictures of animals entered in the contest, together with cute youngsters, farm gear rolling in the fields, crops, landscapes and rural moments captured forever.

Harvest Sunset: Late September sunset provides the perfect backdrop during soybean harvest! This photo took second place in Agweek's Beauty of Agriculture 2021 contest.
Courtesy / Laurie Kappes

Harvest Sunset: Late September sundown offers the right backdrop throughout soybean harvest! This photo took second place in Agweek’s Beauty of Agriculture 2021 contest.
Courtesy / Laurie Kappes

A well-liked theme this 12 months gave the impression to be pictures capturing the glories of the sky above farms.

In second place was Laurie Kappes’ photo, entitled “Harvest Sunset.” Kappes took the photo of a mix silhouetted earlier than an orange and yellow sundown in late September.