Prairie Plowing Days schedule altered

An attempt to set a world record during Prairie Plowing Days has been put on hold because of the wet conditions.
The original plan for the event was to have steam engine and prairie tractors plow a 160-acre field owned by Kurt Kocher, one of the Prairie Plow Days organizers along with Brad Smith. The field is located nine miles south of Concordia at U.S. Highway 81 and Hawk Road.
There was to be an attempt on Saturday morning to set a Guinness world record for the most steam engine tractors plowing in a single field at once.
The wet conditions have put the plowing on hold, but Prairie Plowing Days is still scheduled for 10 a.m.- 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at Kocher's farm, located two and a half miles west of U.S. 81 on Hawk Road.
There will be a static display of the steam engine tractors and prairie tractors along with plows and other equipment.
An attempt to set the world record could still take place at a later date with Sept. 10-11 tentatively scheduled.
“They still want to set the Guinness record because so much has been done in preparation for it,” Susie Haver, Cloud County Travel and Tourism, said.
Haver said there will still be plenty to see and do at Prairie Plowing Days this weekend.
There will be demonstrations and food vendors.
Parking could be an issue because of the wet weather.
Haver said that parking will probably be on just one side of the road, and there will be people in charge of directing traffic and vehicles to pick people up and transport them to the Prairie Plowing Days site.
“Rubber boots would be recommended,” Haver said.
Prairie Plowing Days is free to the public.


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