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  • Missouri State Fair seeking photos for Missouri Women in Agriculture Display

  • The Missouri State Fair is collecting amateur photographs of women engaged in agricultural-related activities for a new Faces of Missouri Women in Agriculture Photo Tribute Display.
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  • The Missouri State Fair is collecting amateur photographs of women engaged in agricultural-related activities for a new Faces of Missouri Women in Agriculture Photo Tribute Display. Fair Director Mark Wolfe said the display will be showcased at the State Fair to be held Aug. 8-18 in Sedalia.
    "The display will be among one of the gestures offered at this year's Fair, in acknowledgement of the important contributions women have made to our state's leading industry," Wolfe said.
    The Fair is seeking a diverse representation of photographs from past to present, depicting Missouri women participating in agriculture. The photographs must follow all copyright laws, and may include children and men, though the focal point in the image should be of a woman or women. A brief description should also accompany each submission, and include the names of all those appearing in the image.
    The deadline for submitting photographs is April 26. Images may be emailed in jpg or tiff formats to mostatefair@mda.mo.gov, or mailed to 2503 W. 16, Sedalia, Mo. 65301; mailed photographs will not be returned. A request for more information about the submission process may also be emailed, or the Fair may be called at 800-422-FAIR (3247).
    Other activities that may be of particular interest to women at the 111th Missouri State Fair include free gate admission for women Thursday, Aug. 15, and the First Lady's Pie Contest. The Fair will also host a trade show called A Celebration of Women, sponsored by the Missouri Travel Council, that day as well.
    The Missouri State Fair will be held Aug. 8-18 in Sedalia. Visit mostatefair.com for more information and follow the Fair on Facebook and Twitter.
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