Greetings! My name is Laura Fullerton and I am proud to be representing the Bruce County Plowman's Association as the 2017/18 Bruce County Queen of the Furrow! I grew up in Paisley where my family farms outside of town, and also owns the local grocery store. I am currently attending the University of Guelph, taking a Bachelor of Commerce majoring in Food and Agricultural Business. I have just completed my third year, and will head back to school in the Fall to finish my degree. In my spare time I enjoy volunteering with the Paisley Agricultural Society and at various other events within Paisley.
I have had a great experience representing the Bruce County Plowmen's Association, attending events and meeting Queen of the Furrow's from all over the province. I am looking forward to attending the IPM in Chatham Kent in September! Thank you to the Bruce County Plowmen's Association for allowing me to represent them this year. I have had a wonderful experience so far!
A Queen of the Furrow is judged on her poise and personality as well as 3 competition components including Interview – 10 minute interview with a panel of 3 judges; Speech – 2-3 minute speech on the topic of your choice relating to agriculture and Plowing. The scores are broken down as follows:
As a representative of the Bruce County Plowmen’s Association, the Queen of the Furrow participates in a number of activities such as local fairs, farm shows, school visits and 4-H education days. She will also compete at the International Plowing Match the year following her crowning against Queens from across the province for the title of Ontario Queen of the Furrow.
The competition for the Bruce County Queen of the Furrow will be held Friday September 2, 2016 at the annual Bruce County Plowing Match. At this event, competitors will spend the day with a panel of 3 lovely judges who will score them on their Speech, Interview, Plowing ability (Don’t worry – you’ll have a coach and a chance to practice) and poise.
The winning contestant will go on to represent the Bruce County Plowmen’s Association for the 2016-2017 year and compete at IPM 2017.
Any Bruce County resident between the ages of 18 and 24 (as of January 1, 2016) is welcome to apply online or by contacting Tammy Fischer at 519-400-1183 or email@example.com.
|Alicia Scott||Blair and Vanessa Scott|
|Brent & Cheryl Leifso||Broad Horizon Books & Brucedale Press|
|Bruce County Federation of Agriculture||Bruce County Museum & Archives|
|Carrick Wines Inc.||Chesley Tara Insurance|
|Connect Equipment Corporation||Energizer|
|Epicure Selections - Lynn Fischer||Explore the Bruce|
|Freiburger Communications||Huron Bay Coop Belgrave|
|Hutton Transport||Joannie's Fashions|
|John Ernewein Limited||National Farmers Union|
|Ontario Dairy Goat Cooperative||Ontario Miss Midwest Pageant|
|Owen Sound Attack||Royal Bank of Canada|
|Saugeen Shores Chamber of Commerce||Special-lee Designed for You|
|Sprucedale Agromart||Stewarts Town & Country Market|
|Teeswater Concrete||Wark Milk Transport|
The Queen of the Furrow program has a rich history which dates back to 1960 when the first Ontario Queen was crowned at the International Plowing Match in Elgin County.
In 1972, Bruce County crowned their first Queen of the Furrow and since then, many Bruce County Queens have gone on to win the Ontario title and represent the Ontario Plowmen’s Association and IPM.
|2009||Tammy Fischer||Teeswater||*Ontario Queen IPM 2010|
|2005||Vanessa Klages||Mildmay||*Ontario Queen IPM 2006|
|2003||Jennifer Christie||Tara||*Ontario Queen IPM 2005|
|1997||Heather Clifford||Ripley||*25th Anniversary|
|1996||Cheryl Hammell||Tara||*Ontario Queen IPM 1997|
|1994||Kelly Jane McKague|
|1990||Tammy Thompson||Tara||*Ontario Queen IPM 1992|
|1984||Shelly Lynn Cumming|
|1980||Jo Anne Grubb|
|1974||Dawn Brunton||Tara||*Ontario Queen IPM 1975|
|1972||Pat Keith||*First Bruce County Queen|