Plows work in the field near Jewell

2023 Jewell County Plow Day


Dan Topliff, Manhattan, drives his newly painted Farmall 400. The tractor originally belonged to his grandfather, the late Clarence Topliff. The elder Topliff used the tractor when he fed cattle. The plow was most recently "yard art." It turned over soil just fine at the Jewell County Plow Day held on Friday, July 14, near Jewell. 

Friday was a great day for the 2023 edition of Jewell County Plow Day. Joe Eilert, organizer, was glad to see the plows, tractors and operators that kept showing up all morning. At one time there were 20 tractors working in the field and 21 were registered for the event.

Operators came from communities like, Beverly, Denmark, Downs, Glen Elder, Ionia, Jewell, Salina, Tonganoxie and Zenda in Kansas plus Guide Rock, Martell and Red Cloud in Nebraska. They came to plow, just like in yesteryear. This was not a "no till" event.

The group gathered on Joe Eilert's property beside the Couch Cemetery,...

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