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Verona photographer places in national contest

Created: 4/15/16 (Fri) | Topic: Events

Plessner's photo of her husband, Kent, on the right, and agronomist Jerome Freeberg, skillfully captures "new technology" while gently reminding us that some are still more comfortable with more traditional printed information. Despite the differences, however, "new" and "old" can and do get along. In fact, Katherine says Freeberg has become a good friend.

Twelve photographs submitted by 10 Farm Bureau members and staff were selected as the winners of the 2015 nation-wide Farm Bureau Photo Contest. Winners were selected in each of the four categories of the 2015 photo contest, held by the American Farm Bureau Federation together with the American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture. Winning photos accurately portray today’s farm and ranch families and their efforts to engage with consumers while maintaining a safe and healthy place to work and live.

• Consumer Outreach: Lindsey Triplett of Conway, Arkansas, first place; Laurie Link, of Meadville, Missouri, second place; Charlene Chappell of Brevard, North Carolina, third place.

• Farm Family: Laurie Link of Meadville, Missouri, first place; Lauren Heinrich of Canyon, Texas, second place; Krystal Doolittle of Williams, Iowa, third place.

• Farm Labor: Kellie Neufeld of Exeter, California, first place; Larry Blain of Spanish Fork, Utah, second place; Velvet Roberts of Spearsville, Louisiana, third place.

• Technology: Lauren Heinrich of Canyon, Texas, first place; Katherine Plessner of Verona, North Dakota, second place; Lynn Bolin of Clarksville, Iowa, third place.

Plessner is an accomplished photographer and has an outstanding Flickr page that demonstrates her abilities.

Congratulations Katherine! 

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