Greybull man earns top honors in ag photo contest

A Greybull man’s photo of cows gathered under a bare tree and silhouetted beneath clouds tinted gold, purple, pink and orange by the morning sun won the Wyoming Business Council Agribusiness Division’s eighth annual Ag Photo Contest.

Todd Werbelow’s piece, titled “Morning Cows,” fetched the $300 grand prize and will be featured in a desktop calendar along with 11 other images captured by photographers around the state. Check out the complete calendar here.

A different dramatic silhouette, this of the sun glimmering between two cowboys riding high on a hill, earned Douglas’ Helaina True a first place nod in the youth division. True won $100 in prize money.

Other winners included:

  • Stacy Atkinson, of Powell, won the Crops category for her photo “’Til Spring Arrives.”
    Atkinson also won the Best Edit category for her photo “Industrial Fall.”
  • Gwen Shepperson, of Arminto, won the People/Recreation category for her photo “Turnback Run.”
  • Jennifer DeFreece, of Casper, won the Livestock category for her photo “Evening Serenity.”
  • Lacee Sims, of Evanston, won the Scenic category with the photo “American Seasons.”

In all, 67 people submitted 671 photos for the contest. Category winners netted $150 and the second place youth photographer received $50.

Business Council staff put photos through three rounds of judging.

“These photos showcase Wyoming’s strong agricultural heritage,” said Cody Ann Bainter, ag marketing and leadership coordinator for the Business Council.