The International Plowing Match & Rural Expo (IPM 2015)
September 22 - 26, 2015 in Finch, Ontario
BMO Ontario Farm Family Awards Honouring Ten Ontario Families
The Ontario Plowmen's Association are pleased to announce the 10 Ontario families who have been chosen to receive the 2015 BMO Ontario Farm Family Award. The families, who are being honoured for their dedication to Ontario's agriculture sector and the rural way of life, will be formally recognized at this year's International Plowing Match & Rural Expo in Finch, Ontario, on Saturday, September 26. Click here for more.
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The International Plowing Match & Rural Expo is the largest show of its kind in North America!
- 1000 acres of farm fields become Tented City, competitive Plow Fields, an RV Park and more
- Attendance averages over 75,000 each year
- Opening Day Parade at IPM 2015 is on Tuesday, September 22
- More than 150 plowing competitors in 7 classes
- Over 600 exhibitors
- Entertainment including:
- Glengarry fiddler Kelli Trottier
- Stormont-born, Nashville entertainer Greg Hanna
- Educational exhibits for students (schools can register online)
- Ontario Queen of the Furrow Competition
- First Ever IPM Auctioneers' Challenge
- Something for everyone!
Organizations and Businesses - Download the Exhibitor Information handbook to find out how to book your exhibitor space.
For information on reserving a rental scooter for the Match, click here.
Buy advanced tickets online until September 8.
4-H 100th Anniversary Gala Dinner
Saturday, September 26, 2015
Cornwall Civic Complex
For 100 years, 4-H Ontario volunteers, members, and staff have worked together to create one of the foremost leadership programs for youth. In 2015, 4-H Ontario marks its century year, celebrating the remarkable success of a program that remains as popular today as it was back in its earliest years.
Join 4-H for a gala evening celebrating the past, engaging the present, and creating the future. Click here for more information.
Plow Day 2015
On Saturday, May 30th, 150 plowing enthusiasts attended Plow Day in Ingleside, at the farm of David Brown Construction. The day was mostly clear, and the severe storms that were pelting much of Ontario held off until after everyone had headed home.
Four well-known plow persons hit the fields to demonstrate the art of plowing. A big thank you goes out to Jean-Marc Dessaint (antique), Allen Hills (conventional), Bob Campsall (roll over) and Kim Hadwen (horse with sulky), and also to the judges who explained the intricacies of competitive plowing to the visitors. At lunch, pulled pork sandwiches and salads were served and throughout the day the local 4H Club helped everyone stay cool by selling ice cream.
The Ontario Plowmen’s Association sends many thanks to David Brown and his team for hosting an excellent day of knowledge sharing and seeing friends, old and new. And, thank you to all who attended and made the day fun and memorable!
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