by Scott Wilson
Maybe the honeyed image is just a celebration of our tireless Great Plains work ethic. Or maybe its POV — hey, driver, why don't you get out and help? — comments on the wealthy, idle observers of actual breadbasket labor. Either way, McWilliams takes home a basket of Missouri products donated by AgriMissouri. (Sorry, no cash or health care.) Woot.
More photos and contest information on the state's ag department website, where you can lose yourself in scenes that make Missouri's rural essence feel homey and proud rather than impoverished and ignorant.