WEST DES MOINES, Iowa — To celebrate Iowa’s livestock farm families, the Coalition to Support Iowa’s Farmers (CSIF) is holding their fifth annual “Farming is a Family Affair” photo contest. This year the contest will focus on the livestock farming industry to promote CSIF’s mission to assist Iowa’s farm families in raising livestock responsibly and successfully.
Participants should submit their favorite photo of their farm family by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org July 2 through 20. Email submissions should include the entrant’s first and last name, county, selected farm family photo, a photo caption, phone number and mailing address.
Entrants must be Iowa residents and submissions are limited to one photo per household. Photos should be a 300 resolution minimum, include livestock, and the participant must ‘like’ the CSIF Facebook page prior to submission.
All entries will be posted on July 23 to CSIF’s Facebook page to begin the voting stage which will conclude at 8 p.m. on July 31. Votes will be counted by the number of likes, comments, and shares each photo receives, these will only be counted on the original photo posted on the CSIF Facebook page.
The three photos with the most votes by 8 p.m. on July 31 will receive Iowa State Fair ticket packages. Grand prize will go to the photo with the most votes and will be awarded a $150 Visa gift card as well as four general admission tickets to the Iowa State Fair, a parking pass, and four $10 food coupons. The photos with second and third highest votes will each receive two general admission tickets to the Iowa State Fair, a parking pass, and two $10 food coupons.
CSIF is a non-profit, non-lobbying organization that assists livestock farmers who want help interpreting rules and regulations, guidance on identifying good site locations for barns, counsel on enhancing neighbor relations and tips on how to protect the environment at no cost.
This positive, solutions-based approach to helping livestock farmers grow is a collaborative effort involving the Iowa Beef Industry Council, Iowa Cattleman’s Association, Iowa Corn Growers Association, Iowa Farm Bureau Federation, Iowa Pork Producers Association, Iowa Poultry Association, Iowa Soybean Association, Iowa Turkey Federation and the Midwest Dairy Association. For more information, call 800-923-2436 or visit www.supportfarmers.com.
— Coalition to Support Iowa’s Farmers
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