Brocklesby grain growers Deanne and Simon Ballentine have been announced the winners of an annual photo competition run by local grain marketer Southern Ag Grain.
The couple and their two boys, Ryan and Aaron, won a night in Melbourne with platinum tickets to the Australia vs West Indies cricket match at the MCG.
The winning shot was taken in September last year on the Ballentine’s mixed cropping property north of Brocklesby. It features their canola crop in full bloom behind an old windmill and pump stand.
Southern Ag Grain’s farm photo competition received around 50 entries from the region’s farming families.
Overall Winner: Simon Ballentine from Brocklesby NSW
Winner of Category – SAG Growers & their Families: Jason Gooden from Lockhart NSW. Title of photo “A Boy Born to Farm”
Winner of Category – The Australian Cropping Enterprise: Joanne Langtry from Marrar NSW
Winner of Category – The Southern NSW Rural Landscape: Pauline Ricketts from Young NSW. Title of Photo “Grazing Crops”