You gave us your best shots: 2022 MMPA photo contest results

From pasture views of the grand expanse of the cosmos to a beautifully staged patriotic red Holstein, MMPA photographers captured their best in the fifth annual MMPA photo contest. Selected from over 80 entries, the winning photographers capture stunning scenes on dairy farms throughout the Great Lakes region. In this year’s contest, there were five awards given: first, second and third place judged by a panel of judges, along with a people’s choice award determined by public voting and a staff choice award, the favorite photo among MMPA employees.

1st Place

Photographer: Freda Diemer
Photo Title: Early Season Snowfall
Hometown: McBain, Michigan

2nd Place

Photographer: Julia Troyer
Photo Title: Red, White & Moo
Hometown: Laotto, Indiana

3rd Place

Photographer: Vickie Rupprecht
Photo Title: The Other Side
Hometown: Vassar, Michigan

People’s Choice Award

Photographer: Britney Hood
Photo Title: Just a Girl and Her Calf
Hometown: Paw Paw, Michigan

Staff Choice Award

Photographer: Freda Diemer
Photo Title: Milky Way Cows
Hometown: McBain, Michigan