Huron County plowing match results, scholarships

The 2019 Huron County Plowing Match at the Dykstra farm in Howick Township. Photo by Bob Montgomery.

The 92nd Huron County Plowing match is in the books.

It was run Thursday and Friday at the Dykstra farm in Howick Township.

Huron Queen of the Furrow
Maranda Klaver

Huron Princess of the Furrow
Grace Hallahan

Plowing results:
Huron Junior Champion – Luke Townsend
Reserve – Andrew Fear

Huron Senior Champion – Paul Dodds
Reserve – Brian McGavin

Warden’s Award and the McGavin Family Award – Peter Albers, who also placed 1st in the Huron Green Class

Val Lee Farms Award to the youngest Huron Plow person – James Speer

Antique Plowing Champion – Jack Elliott

Don Dodds Visitor Award – Luke Wardell

Best Going Horse plow team – Jordan Shortreed

The huron 4H sodbusters awards as follows:
Top Plow Person – Darnell Francis
Ross Gordon Memorial Award for best crown – Chris Baker

Wm. Leeming Memorial Award for best finish – Darnell Francis


The first IPM 2017 Scholarship Awards were handed out to six recipients at the Huron County Plowing Match on Friday.

The six were raised in Huron County and according to those handing out the scholarships, recognize the importance of being involved and have contributed to communities. Each recipient received a DVD of videos and pictures of the IPM, a keepsake photo book and a cheque for $2000.

The recipients were:
Emily Mitchell of Walton who is attending Brock University in the Concurrent Education program.
Emma Baan of Walton, who is in Business Administration at Georgian specializing in Human Resources.
Maggie Burgsma of Kinburn, who is attending Dordt Univesity in Sioux Centre, Iowa major in bisiness administration with a minor in music.
Sean Mitchell of Walton who is studying at the University of Guelph in Environmental Science.
Delayna Smith of Brussels who is attending Carleton University in Ottawa and in Industrial Design Engineering.
Laura Higgins of Belgrave who completed a Bachelor of Arts, an Honours in Political Science, and going for her Masters in Arts and Global Governance.