May 21, 2024

INFB photo contest winners announced

Images showcase rural life, ag in Indiana

Two children watch as their family harvests wheat on the Fourth of July. The photographer, Marie Kohlhagen, won first place in the 2023 INFB Photo Contest.

INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana Farm Bureau announced the winners of the inaugural 2023 INFB Photo Contest. The pictures showcase agriculture and life in rural Indiana.

The winners were:

• First place — Marie Kohlhagen of Jasper County, $250 prize.

• Second place — April Lamb of Kosciusko County, $150 prize.

• Third place — Linsie Middlesworth of Grant County, $100 prize.

A young girl picks a white pumpkin. The photographer, April Lamb, won second place in the inaugural 2023 INFB Photo Contest.

Marie Kohlhagen, the first-place winner, shows her two youngest children watching wheat harvest on their family farm.

“I tend to always have my camera out at some point during wheat harvest,” she said. “The sun was setting, and the kids were watching and learning. It was the perfect opportunity to capture this moment in time.”

Kohlhagen has her own photography business, MK Photography and Design, and was excited to participate in the contest.

“It is an honor to win this contest,” she said. “But the best part is the opportunity to advocate for the future of agriculture while sharing my passion of photography with others.”

A girl feeds a cow in the third-place photo by Linsie Middlesworth.

April Lamb, the second-place winner, photographed a young girl picking a pumpkin. The third-place winner, Linsie Middlesworth, showed a girl feeding a cow.

The three winning photos will be displayed Dec. 14-16 at the INFB State Convention at the Grand Wayne Convention Center in Fort Wayne.

Erica Quinlan

Erica Quinlan

Field Editor