Drayton’s Heidi Frey is the next Ontario Queen of the Furrow.
She was selected to wear the crown during the 2019 International Plowing Match and Rural Expo in Verner, West Nipissing.
“I can’t believe this is real. I’m so honoured to be chosen out of this amazing group of girls that I’ve gotten to spend the last couple of days with,” she said.
As Ontario Queen of the Furrow, one of Frey’s responsibilities is to promote IPM 2020, the international plowing match, set for Oct. 14-17.
Eighteen Ontario Queen of the Furrow contestants, each selected to represent their region, were accompanied by three judges during two days of competition at IPM 2019.
The other five finalists were: Anna Lennox of Grey-Normanby (runner-up), Zoe Dauphinais of West Nipissing (second runner-up), Samantha Reid of Hastings and Grace Mullen of Essex.
Frey, 20, is a second-year student at the University of Guelph Ridgetown Campus. She’s set to graduate with an associate diploma in agriculture at the end of the current school year.