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BMO Ontario Farm Family Awards

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Nominations being accepted for the 2019 BMO Ontario Farm Family Awards! The awards show appreciation for the contributions 10 families make to the further growth of the agricultural community.

BMO Ontario Farm Family Awards nominations can be made by anyone, for anyone. If you know a farming family and believe they positively showcase how the values and hard work of the farm family enhance our quality of life, nominate them today!

The nomination deadline is February 28th, 2019.

The honoured families will be formally recognized for their dedication to Ontario's agriculture sector and the rural way of life at the 2019 International Plowing Match and Rural Expo in Verner, Ontario, on Saturday, September 21, 2019.

To make a nomination, visit https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/RJRDSMK.

BMO Ontario Farm Family Awards, which have been handed out annually since 2012, have seen the efforts of 72 families throughout the province celebrated.

A Look Back At IPM 2018

 

Plowing competitors take to the field

 BMO Plowing Competition

Congratulations to all of our plowing competitors who participated at IPM 2018. It’s wonderful to see all of these

competitors keeping the plowing traditions alive. The results and winners are posted here.

 

 

Junior Plowing Competition

Congratulations to all of the junior plowing competitors who competed this year. Seeing all of these young ladies and gentlemen show their enthusiasm for plowing was wonderful. This next generation of plowing competitors is keeping the tradition strong and vibrant. The results and winners are posted here.

 


Derika Nauta of Oxford County is the 2018/19 Ontario Queen of the Furrow

 

Ontario Queen of the Furrow Competition

The Ontario Plowmen's Association and IPM 2018 are proud to toast Derika Nauta, of Oxford County, for being crowned 2018 – 2019 Ontario Queen of the Furrow. Derika will spend the next year helping promote IPM 2019 and the plowing tradition. We know Derika will do a magnificent job of performing her duties. Find out about the 25 local Queens of the Furrow and the competition results here.

 

Wellington County's Tate Driscoll is the 2018/19 Princess of the Furrow


 

Princess of the Furrow Competition

Congratulations to Tate Driscoll of Wellington County for being proclaimed IPM 2018 Princess of the Furrow. The Princess of the Furrow program is designed to act as a stepping stone for the Queen of the Furrow program, allowing the Queen to act as a mentor to the Princess and, hopefully, spark an interest in competing for the Queen of the Furrow title. Princess contestants are between the ages of 12 and 17.

 


50/50 Winner

Chatham’s Ryan Craig took home $89,045 as winner of the 50/50 draw held during IPM 2018. Funds raised support Big Brothers Big Sisters of Chatham.

 


BMO Ontario Farm Family Awards 

BMO Bank of Montreal and the Ontario Plowmen's Association honoured 11 farm families with BMO Ontario Farm Family Awards during IPM 2018 in Pain Court (Chatham-Kent). This award recognizes the outstanding contributions made by farmers throughout the province by bringing the community together to celebrate both these exceptional families and the vital urban-rural relationship. To learn about the 2018 BMO Ontario Farm Family Award recipients, click here.

If you know a farming family and believe they positively showcase how the values and hard work of the farm family enhance our quality of life, nominate them for a 2019 BMO Ontario Farm Family Award! Nominations are now being accepted.

 


Logo for IPM 2019 in West Nipissing

IPM 2019

The 2019 International Plowing Match and Rural Expo will be held in West Nipissing, Ontario from September 17 to 21, 2019. It is never too early to make your plans to attend. The IPM 2018 team extends its best wishes to IPM 2019 as organizers get ready to host a fantastic event!

Photos from IPM 2018 - Day 4

Day 1 - Day 2 - Day 3 - Day 5

Here's a selection of photos from Day 4 (Sept. 21) of the 2018 International Plowing Match and Rural Expo, held in Chatham-Kent. To check out photos from other days of the IPM, click on the links above.Photos will be available after each day of the event.

Photos from IPM 2018 - Day 5

Day 1 - Day 2 - Day 3 - Day 4

Here's a selection of photos from Day 5 (Sept. 22) of the 2018 International Plowing Match and Rural Expo, held in Chatham-Kent. Photos will be available after each day of the event

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Photos from IPM 2018 - Day 3

Day 1 - Day 2 - Day 4 - Day 5

Here's a selection of photos from Day 3 (Sept. 20) of the 2018 International Plowing Match and Rural Expo, held in Chatham-Kent. Photos will be available after each day of the event.

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