Junior Ploughing Match Brings Out the Best

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by Lorraine Payette, written September 4, 2013

(LANSDOWNE, ON) – The Modler farm in Lansdowne was roaring with tractors as ploughs split the soil and opened the earth on August 30. Thirty-six young drivers were participating in a good natured competition between Leeds and Grenville as the 4-H held its Junior Ploughing Match, coinciding with the 100th Anniversary of the International Ploughing Match.

“It isn’t a good day for ploughing,” said Caleb Carmichael, 11, as he turned clods to help straighten a line. “The soil is too dry, and has a lot of clay. The ploughs aren’t heavy enough to break through, and you need at least two men standing on them to make the split.” – to read more>


100 Years of Ploughing Competitions to Be Celebrated in Lansdowne

100 years and going strong

100 years and going strong

by Lorraine Payette, written August 28, 2013

(LANSDOWNE, ONTARIO) With all the advances in agriculture over time, a straight furrow is still important. And the 4-H is still going strong, teaching young people this and all the other skills they need to keep farms alive and healthy far into the future.

This year is the 100th anniversary of the International Ploughing Match. – to read more>