Ontario Plowmen's Association
Please join us in Harriston (Town of Minto) for the
2016 International Plowing Match & Rural Expo
September 20 - 24, 2016
Check out the many IPM 2016 Souvenirs!
Nominations are Now Open for the 2016 BMO Ontario Farm Family Awards!
If you or anyone knows a farming family and believe that 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 April 1, 2016.
The selected families will be honoured at the 2016 International Plowing Match and Rural Expo.
The Harriston Historical Society hosts an evening with Carman Weppler
Carman Weppler made history last year when he was the first person from Minto to qualify for, and compete in, the World Championships for conventional plowing. Carman will be explaining the art of plowing, the reason for plowing matches, and how a competitor advances.
Wednesday, Feburary 10 - 7:30 pm - Harriston Carnegie Library
Free event, light refreshments, great socializing. Download the poster for more information.
Not to be missed: "Plowing Matches - A Yearly Tradition"
The Harriston Historical Society will have a display throughout February - on the top floor of the Harriston library.
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).