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Thomas ploughs a silver furrow with MF 4708

Demonstrating his skills at the wheel of an MF 4708 tractor, Thomas Evans from Canada earned a silver medal in the prestigious World Ploughing Championships held in Kenya 1-2 December.

Taking place at Ngongongeri Farm, Nakuru, this was the 64th World Ploughing Championship, attracting some 42 competitors representing the best ploughmen from 22 countries. Among those watching the action was Kenya President H.E. Uhuru Kenyatta.

Thomas Evans picked up his medal in the reversible grassland discipline. Posting on social media, he commented: “The land was very hard and dry. Was a battle to stay straight and also to get the finish measurement right. First Canadian to get a medal since 1976 from what we know.”

The World Ploughing Championship is staged by the World Ploughing Organisation which was established ‘to foster and preserve the art and improve the skill of ploughing the land culminating in the Annual World Ploughing Contest hosted by a different country each year.’ Next year’s host will be Germany.