Ontario Plowmen's Association
Please join us in Harriston (Town of Minto) for the
2016 International Plowing Match & Rural Expo
September 20 - 24, 2016
Please join us for IPM 2016 - September 20 – 24 in the Town of Minto (Harriston). One thousand acres of farmers’ fields will transform into the Tented City, RV Park, Plowing Competition Fields and parking areas.
We are pleased to announce that the IPM 2016 Exhibitor Information handbook is now available on the IPM 2016 and OPA websites. Inside the handbook, you will find applications, maps and lots of information about exhibiting at IPM 2016.
We look forward to welcoming you to IPM 2016!
FARMERS COUNT - 2016 Census of Agriculture is on the horizon
At the beginning of May 2016, Canadian farm operators will have the chance to take part in a national dialogue by completing the Census of Agriculture questionnaire. The Census of Agriculture is the definitive source of community-level data. By drawing on these data, decision makers will know that they are acting in the interests of farmers, farm communities and agricultural operations across Canada. Farm organizations are heavy users of census data and draw on this information when formulating policy requests, producing communication and outreach work, and conducting market research.
At the beginning of May, complete your questionnaire and tell your story as part of Canada’s farming community! For more information, please visit the Statistics Canada website.
Saturday, April 30, 2016 - Drayton Festival Theatre
2 pm - featuring Ty Baynton & Wendell Ferguson
7:30 pm - featuring Wendell Ferguson & Western Swing Authority
Join us for two great performances filled with authentic Country music to kick off the Wellington County International Plowing Match & Rural Expo. Music lovers of all genres and ages won't want to miss this exciting lineup!
All Tickets $35 (HST included) - Order your tickets online at draytonfestivaltheatre.com or by calling 519-638-5555.
Download the poster here.
Check out the many IPM 2016 Souvenirs!
Kathryn Chant is the 2015-2016 Ontario Queen of the Furrow
Finch - Before a packed crowd on Thursday, September 24, Kathryn Chant representing Grenville County, was crowned the 2015-2016 Ontario Queen of the Furrow. Kathryn faced competition from 23 other candidates from across Ontario. The other four Finalists were Bonnie Jean-Ward from Durham County, Grace Mullen from Essex County, Julie Thompson of Peel Dufferin, and Kathryn Ringelberg of South Wentworth. Julie Thompson was second runner-up and Kathryn Ringelberg was first runner-up. Plowing winners were: 1st - Kathryn Ringelberg, South Wentworth, 2nd - Stephanie Campbell, Chatham Kent, 3rd - Cassandra Chornoboy, Wellington, 4th - Stephanie Huitema, Haldimand Oneida and 5th - Bonnie Jean-Ward, Durham County. Kathryn Chant of Grenville and Julie Thompson of Peel Dufferin each won a $500 scholarship from BMO. Also winning were Jessica Sills, Hastings (Friendship Award) and Emily Scott of Oxford Blenheim (Dream Believer Achievement Award).