By Jaycee Peutert, BSc Agbus, AAg, Farm Management Extension Specialist, Moose Jaw
This year, we celebrate Canada’s Agriculture Day on February 23. This day is set aside to celebrate agriculture and highlight all the positive things happening in the industry across the country. Agriculture is an ever-changing and important industry that means different things to different people. To highlight this diversity, the Ministry of Agriculture is celebrating Canada’s Agriculture Day by hosting a public photo contest.
Photo submissions will be accepted by email and the contest judging will take place on our event page on Facebook. You can submit photos for the contest in five different categories: crops, livestock and farm animals, landscapes, people and farming families, and history of farming. We will be accepting photo submissions via email at email@example.com until 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2021. Along with your photo, entries must also include a completed submission form which can be found below. You can submit more than one photo, but be sure to complete a separate submission form for each photo.
Download entry form.
The ministry’s agriculture program specialists will choose two to three photos in each category and post them on the event page on Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2021. Public voting will be open until Monday, February 22. Votes will be counted by number of likes and comments each photo receives. The photo with the most likes and comments will be the winning photo and it will be announced on Feb. 23 - Canada’s Agriculture Day. The winning photo will also be highlighted in an upcoming issue of Agriview, in celebration of the industry.
Be sure to join our Facebook event page for the most up to date information and to vote for your favorite photos. Share the contest with your friends and family and encourage them to submit their photos of what agriculture means to them.
Keep an eye on our social media on February 23 to see other ways we are celebrating Canada’s Agriculture Day. Be sure to share your own stories to join in on the conversation across the country.