MANHATTAN — Every day, farmers and ranchers see the beauty of agriculture surrounding them while they work to bring quality products to our tables. Document this experience by capturing the moments of bliss, struggle and joy in agriculture and enter your pictures into the Kansas Department of Agriculture’s annual photo contest. KDA will begin accepting photos on June 1. Photos will be accepted throughout the months of June and July.

This year, KDA’s photo contest categories will celebrate different aspects of Kansas agriculture. Technology at Work, Animals of Agriculture, From Farm to Table, and The Beauty of the Farm categories will showcase the broad spectrum of what agriculture means in Kansas, from the advances in technology, to the animals and crops, to the beautiful landscapes of Kansas farms, all while producing food, fiber and energy for Kansas and a growing world. There will also be a Youth division for young photographers under the age of 19.

KDA serves to advocate for and promote the agriculture industry, the state’s largest industry, and these photos capturing the beauty of Kansas agriculture will be used to promote the state’s largest economic driver.

Guidelines for the contest can be found at: agriculture.ks.gov/photocontest. After submission, the Kansas Department of Agriculture is granted permission to use any photograph for publications, social media, websites, displays, etc. without payment or other consideration from the photographer.

Follow KDA on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram for more details on the contest, including deadlines, divisions and prizes. For more information, contact KDA director of communications Heather Lansdowne at Heather.Lansdowne@ks.gov or 785-564-6706.