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Local woman wins award in state Department of Agriculture photo contest

Saturday, August 31, 2013 - 12:01 am

Writer and photographer Barb Sieminski of Fort Wayne won third place in the Agritourism category of the Indiana State Department of Agriculture (ISDA) Agriculture Photo Contest.

A panel of judges selected 13 winners — one overall winner and first, second and third places in four topic categories, an ISDA news release said. The photos were judged based on relevance to their category and overall impression; winners were announced at the recently completed Indiana State Fair.

Sieminski, the only Fort Wayne-area winner, was honored for “Farm Market Offerings,” which shows a bountiful harvest of squash, onions and other produce for sale at Hardy's Farm Market on Knoll Road on the south side of Fort Wayne.

To see the winning photos, go to the ISDA's Flickr page at and click the link for “2013 Photo Contest Winners.”

All contest entries will be considered for future use in ISDA publications and on its website, the news release said. The photos also will be made available for use by agriculture and conservation organizations statewide.