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CVA announces Photo Contest winners

Jul 29, 2020

(YORK, NE) – Central Valley Ag (CVA) awards James Claassen of Meade, Kan. as the CVA Photo Contest top winner. Gina Borer of Columbus, Neb. was selected as the People’s Choice Award recipient.

Entries focused on highlighting the many sectors of agriculture were accepted from June 1 through July 17.

“The photo contest allowed people near and far to celebrate the many wonders of agriculture through the lens of a camera,” said Mallory Shoemaker, marketing manager at CVA. “We are thrilled with the diversity of photos received that gave a glimpse into the photographer’s part of the ag industry.”

The panel of judges selected Claassen’s photo “Racing the Rain” for its quality and its creativity highlighting the beauty found within agriculture. “Looking for ripe grain as the storm cloud builds on the horizon taken south of Meade, Kan. Inspired by the hard-working farmers who put in long hours to ensure we have food to eat,” wrote Claassen for the photo caption.

Facebook users chose Borer's photo captioned “My little man Adrian at 13 months was so happy he was able to go with papa to check the fields” as the People’s Choice Award by giving it the most likes, comments and shares.   

Both recipients will receive a $100 Visa Gift Card.

“Congratulations to the two winners and thank you to all photographers for participating in the CVA Photo Contest this summer,” said Shoemaker. “The cooperative encourages you to participate in next summer’s photo contest.”

All entries may have their photos placed in various CVA media publications.
Central Valley Ag is a farmer-owned cooperative headquartered in York, Neb. CVA has locations in Iowa, Kansas, and Nebraska. CVA is an innovative leader providing products and services in grain, agronomy, feed, and energy. You can find more information about Central Valley Ag by visiting

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