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Mariposa Daily News 2012

2012 Farm Bureau® Photo Contest Winners Announced


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WASHINGTON, D.C., December 19, 2012 – Twenty-five photographs submitted by 20 Farm Bureau members and staff were chosen as the winners of the 2012 Farm Bureau Photo Contest.

The contest, held by the American Farm Bureau Federation together with the American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture, selected winners in five categories that accurately portray today’s farm and ranch families and their efforts to keep farms a safe place to work and a healthy place to live.

The winners by category are:

Safety & Health: Mary Ann Renner, Ferndale, Calif., first place; Sydney Edwards, Wendell, N.C., second place; William Burleigh, Tavares, Fla., third place; Andy Lucas, Montrose, Ga., honorable mention; Staci Lee, Kindred, N.D., honorable mention.

At Work on the Farm or Ranch: Sydney Edwards, Wendell, N.C., first place; Tina Witte, Atkinson, Ill., second place; Robert DeGrandchamp, South Haven, Mich., third place; Peggy Gannon, Jefferson, Iowa, honorable mention; Brenda Hastings, Chardon, Ohio, honorable mention.

At Home on the Farm or Ranch: Michelle Shooter, Rowland, N.C., first place; Tina Witte, Atkinson, Ill., second place; Rita Kleve, Holyoke, Colo., third place; David Sean Hinton, Carrollton, Ohio, honorable mention; Jacki Picco, Richmond, Va., honorable mention.

Consumer Outreach: Dani Walker Kreutter, Waterloo, Ind., first place; Raquel Landry, Lake Charles, La., second place; Barb Iverson, Woodburn, Ore., third place; Claire Smith, Belmond, Iowa, honorable mention; Brenda Hastings, Chardon, Ohio, honorable mention.

My Scenic Farm or Ranch: Laurie Link, Meadville, Mo., first place; Barb Iverson, Woodburn, Ore., second place; Cynthia Elder, Fancy Farm, Ky., third place; Peggy Gannon, Jefferson, Iowa, honorable mention; Tom and Kay Luxton, Hillpoint, Wis., honorable mention.

Winners will be highlighted at the AFBF Annual Meeting, Jan. 13-16 in Nashville, Tenn., and the top three placing photos in each category will receive monetary prizes. First place winners will be awarded $200, second place, $150 and third place, $100. Placing photos will also be used by AFBF and related companies, publications and promotions in the future.


 

The 2012 Farm Bureau® Photo contest was a coordinated effort between American Farm Bureau Federation and the American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture. This contest was open to all state and county Farm Bureau members and employees over the age of 18 at the time of entry, including professional photographers.

We held this contest to obtain usable and appropriate photos which accurately portray today’s agriculture and safe practices of farmers and ranchers for use in future publications and promotions.

The winners are listed below by category:

At Home on the Farm or Ranch

1st place

Michelle Shooter – Rowland, North Carolina

2nd place

Tina Witte – Atkinson, Illinois

3rd place

Rita Kleve – Holyoke, Colorado

Honorable Mentions

David Sean Hinton – Carrollton, Ohio
Jacki Picco – Richmond, Virginia

 

At Work on the Farm or Ranch

1st place

Sydney D. Edwards – Wendell, North Carolina

2nd place

Tina Witte – Atkinson, Illinois

3rd place

Robert DeGrandchamp – South Haven, Michigan

Honorable Mentions

Brenda Hastings – Chardon, Ohio
Peggy Gannon – Jefferson, Iowa

 

 

Consumer Outreach

1st place

Dani Walker Kreutter – Waterloo, Indiana

2nd place

Raquel Landry – Lake Charles, Louisiana

3rd place

Barb Iverson – Woodburn, Oregon

Honorable Mentions

Claire Smith – Belmond, Iowa
Brenda Hastings – Chardon, Ohio

 

 

My Scenic Farm or Ranch

1st place

Laurie Link – Meadville, Missouri

2nd place

Barb Iverson – Woodburn, Oregon

3rd place

Cynthia Elder – Fancy Farm, Kentucky

Honorable Mentions

Tom and Kay Luxton – Hillpoint, Wisconsin
Peggy Gannon – Jefferson, Iowa

 

 

Safety & Health

1st place

Mary Ann Renner – Ferndale, California

2nd place

Sydney D. Edwards – Wendell, North Carolina

3rd place

William Burleigh – Tavares, Florida

Honorable Mentions

Andy Lucas – Montrose, Georgia
Staci Lee – Kindred, North Dakota

Thank you to all the members and staff who entered the contest. We look forward to even more entries in 2013.

Mariposa County Master Gardeners Reminder For Preventative Care Of Peach Leaf Curl

Mariposa County Master Gardeners remind you that if your peach trees had crinkled, thickened leaves last spring, now is the time to do something to prevent that.  The disease is called peach leaf curl and in most cases can be controlled with an application of fungicide after the leaves fall. If you sprayed before the recent storms, you’ll need to do it again.  Get it done ASAP, but certainly by the end of the year.

If you had a bad infestation last year, you’ll need to spray again in early February.  A memory trick is to set Thanksgiving and Valentine’s Day as your target dates.

The disease affects the blossoms, fruit, leaves, and shoots of peaches, ornamental flowering peaches, and nectarines. You’ll need a fungicide known as fixed copper, which you can pick up at most nurseries and home centers. You’ll need a sprayer. Don’t use the same sprayer you used for weed control or other garden jobs.

Fixed copper  has an MCE (metallic copper equivalent) listed on the label. The higher the MCE, the more effective the fungicide.  The letters PLC should be on the label.

Thorough coverage of the tree in all its nooks and crannies is a must. Spray till it’s dripping or running off. Of course, read the label to tell you what precautions you need to take and follow mixing and application directions.

The Integrated Pest Management website run by the University of California (www.ipm.ucdavis.edu) also suggests that if you have had uncontrolled peach leaf curl for years, it might be time to remove the tree, thoroughly clean the area of all debris and buy a new tree. Peach leaf curl resistant varieties include Frost, Indian Free and  Q-1-8.

For more information on peach leaf curl, see the website above. Curled leaves on apple or plum trees are different – they are likely caused by aphids.

The Master Gardener program is overseen by the University of California Cooperative Extension. We are volunteers who help home gardeners with their problems and questions.  Website: http://cemariposa.ucdavis.edu/Master_Gardener.  Email:  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Phone: (209) 966-7078; and in north county, (209) 852-9711.

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