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Education at the IPM

The 2020 International Plowing Match & Rural Expo (IPM) is a showcase of agricultural excellence that aims to teach about agricultural practice and allow students a closer look at farming in its many forms. The experience promises to be interactive and informative, and presenters will engage students of all ages throughout their day at the Match.

Along with the education tents, students and staff will have the opportunity to:
• explore displays and demonstrations of various farm equipment with a provided passport leading them to “hotspots” in Tented City 
• learn about the heritage and history of Ontario agriculture
• enjoy live performances by various entertainers

Register Your School to Attend IPM 2020

The fee is $5 per student (including tax).

All school buses bringing students to the 2020 IPM will enter the Lindsay Exhibition Grounds. Any vehicles accompanying a bus to bring students must have EDUCATION clearly marked in their dash to proceed to the Hydro One Education Centre. This must be prearranged with the education committee.

There will be a clearly marked drop-off and pick-up area at the Education Gate for buses and school vehicles. Buses will then proceed to park in designated bus parking and drivers will be brought back to the grounds by tractor and wagon. Accompanying vehicles will park in education parking.

The IPM typically hosts between 8,000 to 12,000 students over the four days. We encourage you to begin planning for your attendance by:
• Registering your school
• Booking your busing – this is up to each school to arrange. Transportation information will be updated closer to the Match
• Reviewing materials posted on this page.

Educational Resources & Activities
A package will be in your school soon.
Ontario Curriculum and Learning Activities
The History of Plowing – Teacher Resource
Educational Links 

We can’t wait to see you at IPM 2020!