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Dear Friends:

2020 has been a year like we have never experienced. First and foremost, we hope you and your family have remained healthy.Bag of Santa gifts

We’ve all felt a void without being able to experience the International Plowing Match and Rural Expo. From both a business perspective and a friendship perspective, it’s been disappointing.

But today, we want to offer you the opportunity to enjoy an IPM traditional experience----and that’s a visit to the “Souvenir Tent” via our online catalogue of Official IPM Merchandise. Please order early to be assured we have the items in stock and they can arrive under the Christmas Tree in time.

If you need additional information, please just contact us. Thank you and stay healthy, stay safe.


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The Lindsay Agricultural Society and the 20/21 the International Plowing Match and Rural Expo are pleased to announce the “Merry & Bright Festival”. The drive-through festival of lights is a joint fundraiser for the Lindsay Agricultural Society, the Kawartha Lakes United Way, Kawartha Food Source, Lindsay Lions, the Lindsay and District Curling Club, and Heritage Christian School.

Businesses, community groups, farms, and community members are invited to set up a light display at the LEX Grounds. Entries can range from a traditional parade float, to farm machinery decked out with Christmas lights, to any idea that celebrates the theme “Christmas on the Farm” and is illuminated. (2020 Festival Display Entry Form)

Tickets are on sale now - for December 18 to December 31 (closed December 24, 25 & 26) - 6 pm to 9 pm nightly - Tickets must be purchased in advance.

If you would be interested in volunteering to help in the set up of the IPM 20/21 display for the Merry & Bright Festival or assist in our IPM “Souvenir Tent” located in our Kawartha Lakes office, please contact us at 705-341-0720 or 

Download the poster here.

ZONE 6 DIRECTOR - Ontario Plowmen’s Association

September 23, 2020

Following their Conference Call Meeting this week, the Directors of the Ontario Plowmen’s Association (OPA) are pleased to announce that KATE MAITLAND will be representing Zone 6 as an OPA Director.

Nominations were sought from all members of the Branch Associations in Zone 6. As a result of this process, Kate Maitland was acclaimed.

Kate (Chant) Maitland from Toledo, Ontario is a member of the Grenville Plowmen’s Association. She is also a member of the Local Organizing Committee of the 2022 International Plowing Match and Rural Expo. Kate was the 2016 Ontario Queen of the Furrow.

Kate may be reached at:
Address: 217 County Road 8, Toledo, Ontario K0E 1Y0
Phone: 613-295-7455

Please join us in welcoming Kate to the Board of Directors of the Ontario Plowmen’s Association


2021 Special Edition Calendar - Call for Submissions!

Deadline Extended until October 15th

The Ontario Plowmen’s Association is pleased to HIGHLIGHT THE YOUNG PEOPLE OF THE PLOWING FAMILY in our 2021 Special Edition Calendar. We know that these young people are the future of the Ontario Plowmen’s Association and the International Plowing Match and Rural Expo. We don’t want to let their talents, enthusiasm and leadership go unnoticed. We want to highlight them!

Here’s how you get involved:

  • Open to plowing enthusiasts 30 years or younger.
  • Must reside in the province of Ontario.
  • Must be involved in Plowing either as a Plowing Competitor, Queen of the Furrow, Princess of the Furrow, 4-H Sodbusters Member or Plowing Volunteer.
  • Send digital photo to by OCTOBER 15th, 2020 (NOTE: photos need to be full size, high resolution 300 dpi; they can be saved as jpgs or tiffs). It must be a close identifiable image of the individual(s) showing their involvement.
  • Printed photos (high quality) can be accepted but digital is preferred.
  • Include an approximate 50-word description that identifies the person(s), their involvement and accomplishments.
  • All submissions require a completed photo release form.

For further information, contact:
Rochelle Deslippe, Committee Contact
Phone: 519-551-8361
Ontario Plowmen’s Association
519-767-2928 OR 1-800-6617569

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Mark Your Calendars!

103rd IPM in 2021
Wednesday, October 13 to
Saturday, October 16
Lindsay, Kawartha Lakes


104th IPM in 2022
Tuesday, September 20 to
Saturday, September 24
Kemptville, North Grenville


World Ploughing Organization

Farm Family Awards



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