Getting the VIP treatment
From left, Stormont Princess of the Furrow Haleigh-Jo tePlate, South Stormont deputy mayor Tammy Hart, North Stormont Mayor Dennis Fife, SDSG MP Jim McDonell, South Stormont councillor Donna Primeau, North Stormont acclaimed deputy mayor Francois Landry and South Stormont councillor and deputy mayor candidate Richard Waldroff, competed in the VIP Plowing class match.        Glover photo

Kory Glover
Record Staff
MOOSE CREEK – Over 50 plowmen from across the region came to Ferme Pomyhill Sat., Oct. 6 to compete in the Stormont Plowing Association’s annual plowing match.

Plowmen competed in creating the best open split, crown, overall plowed land and coming in first place in one of the seven classes: Horse Plowing, Antique, Farm Standard – two and three furrows, Competitors under 18 years of age, Competition Plows, Farm Standard – four or more furrows and VIP Plowing.

“Plowmen are judged on their open split, on their crown and their overall plot,” said Alyssa Waldroff, president of Stormont Plowmens Association. “But they’re also judged on their ins and outs. We also have specials, prizes that go to the best overall plowed land and we also have one for the plowman who travelled the farthest to get here.”

There were a total of 51 plowmen who competed, as well as 16 Stormont 4-H Farm Tour Club plowers who were in attendance.

“The 4-H Club is here today and they did their achievement day,” said Waldroff. “They didn’t pay an entry fee or plowed at the match, so they won’t count for our stats but that was their achievement day and it was nice having them here today.”

Competitors are asked to pay an entry fee of $10 that went towards the prize money that first, second, third or four place plowers win.

“Most plowers will make their money back depending on where they place,” said Waldroff. “There are different items given for first place for each member and then there’s prize money allotted to second, third, all the way down.”

All the plowers were treated to a banquet later in the evening.