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Memories of “The International Plowing Match”

There was nothing like going to the plowing match as a young boy.  Seeing all the latest and newest farm equipment available for the farm. And most of all the match plowing where some of the best plowmen compete.

My first recollection of the International Plowing Match was in 1957 or 1958 at the Heber Down farm, Brookline Ont. right here in Ontario County, not much to remember , but I do recall the big steam engines. My mother and dad, uncle ...

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Our Little A

1947 Farmall A wearing a First Prize ribbon
Ken Roffel

Growing up on a small mixed farm in Southern Ontario near Denfield gave me hours of enjoyment working with International Harvester equipment.

Our Little A was a genuine workhorse around the farm. It did not matter what chores needed to be completed, the thought of sitting on that tractor mowing the fields of local hay or raking with it made me anxious to get out of the barn and onto the fields.

That ...

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The International 300 Utility

“The all-duty tractor with heavy-duty performance” according to  the literature that I purchased this summer at a show in Illinois. The reason I’m writing  about this tractor is because my Dad had purchased a new one years ago and it is still here today doing routine work on our 500 acre dairy farm.
I was a young boy when the International 300 utility was delivered to our farm  of 100 acres. The farm produced cream from the cows, and pigs ...

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