If you’re an amateur photographer who enjoys capturing images of the Bay State’s farms and farm products, grab your camera and get outside to take pictures of farm happenings for our annual Massachusetts Agriculture Calendar Photo Contest. Winning entries will be published in the 2011 Massachusetts Agriculture Calendar. The contest and calendar are sponsored by DAR, Massachusetts Agriculture in the Classroom Inc. and the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service.
We are seeking photos that represent the traditional, including maple sugaring, cranberries, dairy cows, flowers and plants, fall fruits, farmers, and farm families, and the new and dynamic, such as on-farm renewable energy systems and urban agriculture.
Winning photographers will be credited in the calendar and will be invited to a ceremony at the Eastern States Exposition (The Big E agricultural fair) in West Springfield this September (tickets to the fair included). Winning photos will be featured on DAR’s home page during the corresponding month.
Entry deadline is June 1, 2010.
The View from Massachusetts posted on Sep 17
While Massachusetts can claim significant success in urban river revitalization, dam removal, cranberry bog naturalization and stream flow restoration, globally there are daunting challenges to restore highly impacted or vanishing ecosystems that will test the acumen of ecologists, engineers and politicians for years to come.
2014 DAR Agricultural Calendar: September posted on Sep 12
September’s photo contest winner was Gary Kamen, who photographed Mount Warner Vineyard in Hadley. Mount Warner Vineyards is a farm-winery located in Hadley, a small town in the beautiful Pioneer Valley. Operated by Gary and Bobbie Kamen, their philosophy is to recognize the unique characteristics of …Continue Reading 2014 DAR Agricultural Calendar: September
Calling All Shuckers! posted on Sep 3
Do you know where the oysters you ate at the raw bar last night were grown? Do you know how oysters are grown? Oysters naturally inhabited the eastern coast dating back to the 1700s, but due to over-harvesting, disease, and habitat loss, wild oysters have …Continue Reading Calling All Shuckers!