Show us how you sow the fields

Check out The Western Producer's #Plant15 photo contest to see seeding photos like this image. | Sarah Simpson‎ photo
Check out The Western Producer's #Plant15 photo contest to see seeding photos like this image. | Sarah Simpson‎ photo
Check out The Western Producer's #Plant15 photo contest to see seeding photos like this image. | Sarah Simpson‎ photo

I’ve recently been having a good problem at work.

Each day I update our #plant15 photo contest with new photos, and this task is taking up an increasing share of my day.

Dozens of photos are submitted some days, and the contest album now contains more than 300 images.

But like I said, it’s a good problem because we’ve received some incredible photos.

Agriculture groups and equipment manufacturers have directed their customers and Twitter followers to The Western Producer photo contest. We appreciate the great support.

I’m also thankful to everyone who has sent us images. This photo contest has helped us get to know many producers through Facebook and Twitter. The many conversations we’ve had have been enlightening and fun.

This is our fourth social media-based photo contest, and they continue to grow in size with an increasing number of submissions each time.

We have received a wide range of pictures.

I’m a bit of a technology nerd, and I’ve been impressed by the pictures of operators with multiple state-of-the-art rigs out in the field working together.

However, I have to admit my favourite images depict people and families working together at this crucial time of the year. Some images show multiple generations working together out on the field.

There are also many pictures with children watching their parents’ work, sometimes from inside the cab, which may revive some childhood memories for many of you.

This year there has been a sharp rise in submissions that were taken with drones. I like the vantage point this amazing technology provides.

As many of you know, farming can be a solitary profession as you watch the hours, days and fields go bypass by pass from the tractor cab. You may be alone out there on your machine, but there are hundreds of other producers going through the exact same thing. So if you want to feel a little bit of solidarity, open up the Twitter app and search #cdnag, #plant15, #farm365, etc.

Strike up a conversation with some of your cohorts, and if you feel like sharing what you’re dealing with, include @westernproducer in your tweet to get our attention or have us add your image to our photo contest.

You can also add your comments and submit photos to our Facebook page. There are often ag related conversations there, and we’d like to hear your view.

robin.booker@producer.com

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