Grayson County FFA member wins Farmers’ Choice in photo contest


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Courtesy photo From left: Laurel Riggs, of Grayson County (Farmers’ Choice), Lexie Craig, of Bath County (third place), Gracie Fackler, of Meade County (second place), Alyssa Skinner, of Greenwood High School (first place), with Raegen Ellegood, who represented the Kentucky Soybean Board.


Above: Laurel Riggs’ prize-winning photo.


Laurel Riggs, of Clarkson, was recognized at the recent Kentucky State FFA Convention for winning Farmers’ Choice honors in the Kentucky Soybean Board’s crop year 2015 Soy Snapshots Photo Contest.

This year’s theme was “Faces of Farming,” and Riggs’ photo featured her father and little brother, who were walking through a field of soybeans and checking to see if the beans were dry enough to harvest.

Riggs just completed her sophomore year at Grayson County High School, where her FFA advisor is Brian Newton. She received a monetary award for her efforts.

The Kentucky Soybean Board conducts this contest annually to involve FFA members and to help build its photo database. The popular vote took place on Facebook during National FFA Week in February, but Riggs’ photo was chosen by the farmer-leaders from around the state who hold seats on the Kentucky Soybean Promotion Board.

Past contest themes include “Harvest Highlights” and an animal agriculture theme to illustrate the importance of poultry and livestock to the soybean farmer.

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Courtesy photo From left: Laurel Riggs, of Grayson County (Farmers’ Choice), Lexie Craig, of Bath County (third place), Gracie Fackler, of Meade County (second place), Alyssa Skinner, of Greenwood High School (first place), with Raegen Ellegood, who represented the Kentucky Soybean Board.
http://gcnewsgazette.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/web1_thumbnail_ffa-photo-winners-presentation-.jpgCourtesy photo From left: Laurel Riggs, of Grayson County (Farmers’ Choice), Lexie Craig, of Bath County (third place), Gracie Fackler, of Meade County (second place), Alyssa Skinner, of Greenwood High School (first place), with Raegen Ellegood, who represented the Kentucky Soybean Board.

Above: Laurel Riggs’ prize-winning photo.
http://gcnewsgazette.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/web1_thumbnail_FFA-FC-Laurel-Riggs-.jpgAbove: Laurel Riggs’ prize-winning photo.

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