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By Teresa Simpson
Whitman County Gazette 

Old-Time Plowing Bee slated for this weekend


April 13, 2023

Jullene Sager | The Gazette

Horses and a harrow are demonstrated during the 2021 event.

COLFAX - The Palouse Empire Threshing Association Spring Farming Days will occur this weekend, April 15-16, at the Palouse Empire Fairgrounds on state Highway 26, west of Colfax, starting at around 9 a.m.

Organizer Mike Schwartz stated that the event is a group effort between him and the other organizers.

Schwartz explained that this would be the grain they harvest on Labor Day and that they won't plow this weekend.

"They'll be fertilizing, spring tooth, and harrow," he said.

He explained that spring tooth is an early cultivation process, and teams of horses will pull those in twos and th...

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