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Photo Contest:
Celebrating Local Agriculture:
Capturing the Essence of Growers
and Culture

In the heart of our community lies a vibrant tapestry of local agriculture, where dedicated growers and a rich cultural heritage intertwine to create a flourishing ecosystem. As we witness the creation of EL DORADO COUNTY'S AG CENTER, we are presented with a unique opportunity to spotlight the beauty, hard work, and traditions that define our local agriculture. Welcome to our much-anticipated photo contest, where we invite you to capture the essence of our growers and their culture through the lens of your camera. The images submitted will be featured in the Ag Center office.

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Unveiling the Beauty of the Fields The fields are more than just expanses of land; they are the canvas upon which the story of our community's sustenance is painted. As you participate in our contest, seek out the mesmerizing landscapes, vibrant crops, and the ever-changing tableau of colors that represent the lifeblood of our local agriculture. Whether it's a sunrise over an orchard, the interplay of sunlight on a vineyard, or the intricate patterns of a well-tended garden, your photographs will illuminate the connection between the land and our nourishment.

The Faces of Dedication Behind every apple, tomato, and hog is a dedicated farmer who tends to the earth with unwavering commitment. This contest aims to celebrate the men and women who rise before dawn, toil under the sun, and work through the rain to ensure the bounty of our tables. Approach local farmers and capture their determination, passion, and the stories etched into their weathered hands. Let your photographs tell the tale of generations of knowledge passed down, and the future they are shaping through their labor.

Cultivating Traditions Our community's agriculture is not just about the crops; it is an intricate tapestry of cultural practices and traditions that have been carried forward for generations. As you explore the local markets, festivals, and gatherings, focus your lens on the moments that showcase the fusion of agriculture and culture. Whether it's a traditional dance at a harvest festival, a family-owned farm stand, or the intricate craftsmanship of handmade tools, these images will reveal the rich heritage that nourishes our land and souls.


Submissions: Each participant can submit up to three high-resolution photographs showcasing local agriculture, growers, and cultural elements.

Contest Period: Submissions will be accepted from now until September 30, 2023.

Eligibility: The contest is open to all photography enthusiasts within El Dorado County.

Prizes: The top three photographs will receive cash prizes: $100 for 1st place, $75 for 2nd and $50 for 3rd, and the images will be prominently displayed at The El Dorado Ag Center at 2460 Headington road in Placerville.

How to Enter: Please send up to 3 photos to El Dorado Farm Bureau to By entering images in the photo contest, you are granting permission to the El Dorado Ag Center to use your photos as part of an ongoing display of our local pride in who we are as El Dorado County's rich agricultural community. Use may include, and is not limited to, wall art, calendars and use in our website and social media pages.


As the shutter clicks and the images come to life, we embark on a visual journey that captures the essence of our local agriculture and its growers. Through your photographs, we will uncover the hidden stories, the dedication, and the traditions that sustain us. Join us in this celebration of our community's lifeblood and contribute to the preservation of our agricultural heritage. Let your camera be the bridge that connects us to the fields, the faces, and the culture that shape our lives.

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Farm Bureau Student Internship Opportunity!

Dear Students,

We are excited to announce a unique opportunity for you to get involved, gain valuable experience, and earn Student Agricultural Experience (SAE) and community service credits through partnership with the Farm Bureau. This internship is designed to provide you with hands-on learning, exposure to the agricultural industry, and a chance to make a positive impact on our local community.


Internship Details:

  • Duration: One, three, six or nine month options.

  • Time Commitment: You decide

  • Location: virtual or Farm Bureau and the El Dorado Ag Center

  • Eligibility: Open to all FFA, 4H and Grange students with a passion for agriculture and community service.

Internship Highlights:

Hands-on Experience: Work directly with professionals in the agricultural field, gaining practical skills and knowledge that will complement your classroom learning.

Community Service: Contribute to meaningful community service projects that address local agricultural challenges, fostering a sense of responsibility and empathy.

SAE / Community Service Credits: Earn valuable Student Agricultural Experience or Community Service credits, enhancing your academic profile and demonstrating your commitment to personal and professional growth.

Networking: Build connections within the agricultural industry, establishing relationships that could benefit your future educational and career endeavors.

How to Apply:

If you're ready to take on this exciting internship opportunity and earn SAE and community service credits, please follow these steps:

Complete the Student Application and send to El Dorado Farm Bureau at


Vast Opportunities are available


Please note that there are a limited number of internship positions available. We encourage you to apply early to secure your spot in this valuable program.


If you have any questions or need further information, please don't hesitate to contact Barb Kildow at or 530-620-8292.


We look forward to welcoming you to the Farm Bureau Student Internship program and witnessing your growth as a responsible, skilled, and community-driven agricultural advocate.

Help us celebrate our agricultural beauty and heritage.

Community Support

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