The Nebraska Department of Agriculture is celebrating youth involved with agriculture by announcing the winners of NDA’s Poultry Photo Contest. The annual contest was open to Nebraska 4-H and FFA members from around the state.

“NDA’s poultry photo contest gives 4-H and FFA members a chance to show us some of the many different breeds and varieties of poultry found in Nebraska,” said NDA Director Steve Wellman. “We appreciate these 4-H and FFA members and the time they spent working with their show birds to take these colorful and creative photos.”

NDA will showcase the winning photos online in a calendar format and in materials promoting biosecurity measures that backyard poultry owners should take to keep their flocks healthy.

The students that submitted winning photos are: Zac Arens of Crofton; Jamie Biel of Ogallala; Montana Bridger of Fullerton; Rylie Bruha of Comstock; Paige Horn of Fullerton; Ty Kreis of Brady; Katie Kreis of Brady; Elisa Oberg of Farnam; Dylanger Schledewitz of Oconto; Onyx Smith of Kearney; Miranda Stohlmann of Verdigre; Eli Van Brocklin of Cortland; and Gage Schledewitz of Oconto.

NDA staff members judged the entries, looking at originality, composition and photography skills.

The winning photographs can be viewed on the NDA website at

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