Soil Conservation Council of Canada

Soil Conservation Council of Canada

September 08, 2015 14:13 ET

Council Holds Its First Healthy Agricultural Landscapes Photo Contest

INDIAN HEAD, SASKATCHEWAN--(Marketwired - Sept. 8, 2015) - What does a healthy agricultural landscape mean to you? Does it make you think of new life? Food? Wildlife? The soil your family traditions are deeply rooted in? Whether you're an amateur or professional photographer, you're invited to enter your healthy agricultural landscape photos into the Soil Conservation Council of Canada's (SCCC) first ever photo contest.

"The SCCC wants you to show how farmers are Canada's best stewards of the land by sharing your favourite sustainability scenes with us," says Paul Thoroughgood, SCCC Chair. "Healthy agricultural landscapes are important to all of us so get out there and start shooting. We want to show Canadians what farming sustainably in this country really looks like."

2015 is also the United Nations designated International Year of Soils and the SCCC wants to capture a variety of images that celebrate this important theme.

Running from Tuesday, September 8 until Saturday, October 31, the top three agricultural photographs will be selected. The photographers who submitted the winning photos will receive a one-year free membership to the SCCC as well as a $100 gift card.

If you would like to enter SCCC's Healthy Agricultural Landscapes photo contest, visit www.soilcc.ca/photocontest for more details.

The SCCC is the only national organization to concentrate on the issues of soil health and soil conservation within a broadly based landscape context. It works to build a greater understanding of the importance of soil as an essential resource to society by facilitating the exchange of information with all stakeholders. Healthy soils are the foundation of sustainable food production, enhanced biodiversity as well as cleaner air and water for present and future generations. For more information, please visit, www.soilcc.ca.

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