Antique Power Association hosting plow days

| October 8, 2015

COSHOCTON – A lot of farmers don’t plow their fields anymore, but the Coshocton County Antique Power Association is making sure the activity isn’t forgotten.

The group will hold its annual plow days from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 10-11, at McGuire Farm, 24344 CR 24. Rain date is the following weekend.

“Farmers are going to no-tilling and the activity of plowing is disappearing,” said Paul Schonauer, Coshocton County Antique Power Association director. “A lot of club members, especially the older ones, grew up plowing every time they planted a crop.”

At plow days, farmers can relive the old way of farming and the public is invited to watch them plowing the fields after the soy bean harvest.

“They will bring their antique tractors with one or four or five plows hooked together and literally turn the soil,” Schonauer said. “There will be people standing around visiting, watching or wanting a chance to drive a tractor.”

He expects there to be 10-20 tractors and plows at the event.

“We’ve had farmers that saw this on the internet and people come as far as Kentucky to watch,” Schonauer said. “That gentleman (from Kentucky) was in his 80s and said he sure would like to drive one (a tractor) and we let him do it.”

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