CANADIAN SENIOR CONVENTIONAL PLOWING CHAMPION
Jay Lennox is the current Canadian Senior Conventional Plowing Champion. Jay grew up on a sheep and beef farm in Normanby Township, Grey County. He began plowing when he was 11 years old using a Farmall 100 and a 2 furrow drag plow. In 2011, Jay purchased a Kevernelands Match Plow from Bev Brown, who also coached him that year. In 2012, he added a John Deere 1120 tractor, which he continues to plow with now. Placing 3rd at IPM 2013 qualified Jay to compete at his first Canadian Championship in London, Ontario in 2014. With coaching form Bev and Carman Weppler, a fellow competitor and neighbor, Jay would go on to win the 2014 & 2015 Canadian Junior Championship and the Ontario Junior Championship in 2014.
Between 2013 and 2017, Jay has studied at Olds College, completing his Diploma in Agriculture Management in 2015, and recently completing his Bachelor of Applied Science- Agribusiness. He is currently working at North Wellington Co-op as a crop specialist and is working towards his designation as a certified crop advisor. Jay also farms with his parents on the sheep & beef farm and looks forward to growing the sheep flock.
In 2016, Jay competed for the province of Alberta at the Canadian Plowing Match in the senior conventional class for the first time. Jay plowed consistently through the week and won the Championship for his third consecutive Canadian title. With that, Jay won the opportunity to represent Canada at the 2017 World Ploughing Contest in Kenya on December 1st & 2nd. Jay is working hard to prepare for the Worlds along with his teammate, Tom Evans and his coach, Daryl Hostrawser. Jay will be fundraising over the coming months and will be practicing through the summer months and at IPM 2017. Jay is looking forward to representing Canada at the World Match, and greatly appreciates the support he has received to get to this level.