Compiled by Carol Bodensteiner and Mary Gottschalk
The Capture the Heart of America contest encourages photographers across the country to train their lenses on the nation’s agricultural story, including those chapters written in the 37-county Silos & Smokestacks National Heritage Area. “People like to get involved in preserving stories of farms and the landscape,” says Aaron Steinmann, marketing and communications manager. Professional photographers choose category winners, but the public votes for their favorite photos. Deadline: October 5. Visit www.silosandsmokestacks.org. — C.B.
Summer Storm courtesy Larry Mendenhall