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By Bill Stevenson
Whitman County Gazette 

Gimme some old time farming

Garfield-Palouse teenager creates plowing bee


October 14, 2021

Justin Slayton | Whitman County Gazette

A line of old tractors plow ground near Palouse during a plowing bee organized by Garfield-Palouse High School junior Colby Dugger.

PALOUSE - Farming is everything to Colby Dugger.

The Garfield-Palouse High School junior is an Future Farmers of America (FFA) member, works on the family farm, is rebuilding his great-grandfather's tractor, and organized a plowing bee because he felt one was needed.

"Nobody has had one in the Palouse area," said Dugger.

The Palouse area event drew 35 tractors and about 90 people.

"It's half talking and half plowing," said Dugger. "I relay like that a lot of people came out, people I look up to and respect. They came out and had a good time."

Dugger had help from his family and friends in o...

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