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CAREER OPPORTUNITIES
The Ontario Plowmen’s Association is seeking two dedicated professionals to join their team that co-ordinates the annual International Plowing Match and Rural Expo.

YOU WILL:
Possess strong computer expertise (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, QuickBooks, etc.)
Be proficient in developing and maintaining data bases.
Be experienced in Project Administration and/or Event Administration
Be prepared to work in a fast-paced, professional office environment
Be skilled in website updates and social media (Facebook, Twitter, etc.)
Possess pleasant, positive and professional communication skills (phone, electronic and personal interaction)

The successful candidates must be prepared to work at the site of the International Plowing Match and Rural Expo for up to two weeks each year (different location within Ontario each year). Agricultural background and/or experience are beneficial. Experience in working with volunteers is also an asset.

Please send resumes to:
cathy@plowingmatch.org 
Deadline for applications: March 25, 2015.


2015 ANNUAL CONVENTIONbest-western
ONTARIO PLOWMEN’S ASSOCIATION
Best Western Parkway Hotel, Cornwall, Ontario

1515 Vincent Massey Drive, Cornwall, ON K6H 5R6

 (plus Ramada Inn and Cornwall Civic Centre)
805 Brookdale Ave, Cornwall, ON K6J 4P3

Thursday, March 26th to Sunday, March 29th, 2015
“Together Everyone Achieves More”

2015 Ontario Plowmen's Association
Annual Convention Banquet
Saturday March 28th, 2015
Cornwall Civic Complex
100 Water Street East, Cornwall, ON K6H 6G4
Social Time 6:00pm -- Dinner 7:00pm


2015 BMO Ontario Farm Family Awards

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Nominations are Now Open!

The Ontario Plowmen’s Association is pleased to accept nominations for the 2015 BMO Ontario Farm Family Awards. These awards will recognize outstanding families from across Ontario who best represent the values of the family farm within their rural communities. The awards will show appreciation for the contributions each of these families make to the further growth of the agricultural community.  The families will be honoured at the 2015 International Plowing Match and Rural Expo in Finch, Ontario.

Nominations can be made ON-LINE



Thank you to everyone who came out to support the 2014 International Plowing Match and Rural Expo!  We had a great time and hope you did as well!  Thank You to the Sponsors, Vendors and Volunteers, we could not have done it with out you!  We are looking forward to next year.  


Laura Price is the 2014-2015 Ontario Queen of the Furrow

Laura, from Simcoe County, was crowned Thursday evening at the Queen of the Furrow Banquet. First Runner up was Jennifer Vanden Ouweland from Lambton County and Second Runner Up was Fabienne Kagi from Stormont County. Two other finalists were Morgan Roy of Frontenac Wolfe Island and Sheena Grieve of Oxford Blandford-Blenheim.

Other winners were Miss Friendship, Natasha-Lyne Roy of Temiskaming. Meghan Taylor from Northumberland County and Olivia Bolender from York Region were winners of the BMO Scholarship Special. The top 5 plowers were first, Jordan Pederson of Wellington; second, Laura Price from Simcoe; third, Bonnie Ward of Durham Region; fourth. Valerie Stone of Brant-Six Nations; fifth, Laurissa Christie of Bruce County.

Laura will spend the coming year travelling across Ontario representing the OPA and IPM 2015.


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