IPM 2018 News Releases

Want to know what’s going on with the 2018 International Plowing Match and Rural Expo? Check out our archive of news releases:

The Grand Finale at the International Plowing Match and Rural Expo (Sept. 22) – The final day at the International Plowing Match and Rural Expo in Pain Court, Chatham-Kent, saw families by the thousands attend for BMO Kid's Day, with free entry, a pancake breakfast, and children's activities.

Tavistock's Derika Nauta named the 2019/19 Ontario Queen of the Furrow (Sept. 22) – There's a new Ontario Queen of the Furrow - Derika Nauta of Tavistock (Oxford County), was crowned during the 2018 International Plowing Match and Rural Expo (IPM 2018) in Chatham-Kent.

All is Clear for Saturday - the Biggest and Final Day of IPM 2018 (Sept. 21) – All is clear for Saturday - the biggest and final day of the International Plowing Math and Rural Expo in Pain Court, Chatham-Kent.

Friday - The Show Goes on at IPM 2018 (Sept. 21) – The 2018 International Plowing Match and Rural Expo is open for business Friday morning, as of 8:30 a.m. Site crews have been working to clear water and repair road surfaces following yesterday's heavy rainfall ...

Wet, Short But Exciting Day at IPM 2018 (Sept. 20) – Before the rain, things were going great on day three of the 2018 International Plowing Match and Rural Expo.

Wednesday Highlights from IPM 2018 (Sept. 19) – Cooler temperatures and sunshine Wednesday, September 19, drew more visitors to the second day of the International Plowing Match and Rural Expo (IPM 2018).

Opening Day at IPM 2018 (Sept. 18) – The morning haze lifted and the sun shone bright just in time for the Opening Day Parade and Ceremony , officially launching a five-day celebration of agriculture and rural living known at the International Plowing Match and Rural Expo ...

IPM 2018 is Ready for Tomorrow's Opening Day (Sept. 17) – With the official opening of the International Plowing Match and Rural Expo 2018 (IPM 2018) mere hours aways, everything is in place to welcome more than 80,000 visitors over five days.

IPM 2018 Tented City is Getting Ready (Sept. 14) – Aside from some last-minute touchups, the 2018 International Plowing Match and Rural Expo, Chatham-Kent site is almost ready to open its gates this coming Tuesday, September 18, at 8:30 a.m.

1,700 People Needed to Achieve Guinness World Record (Sept. 12) – 1,700 people are needed to break the Guinness World Record for the Largest Egg and Spoon Race ... on Tuesday, Sept. 18.

One Sweet Gig for Two Local Artists (Sept. 9) – Two local artists will have the fun job of not only participating in a world record attempt, but getting paid to do so.

Excitement Grows for IPM 2018, Media Get A Taste Of What’s On Tap (Sept. 5) – With the 101st International Plowing Match and Rural Expo (IPM) less than two weeks away, the pieces are coming together for another wonderfully successful celebration of agriculture and rural living.

Award of Excellence Gata for IPM 2018 (Aug. 24) – The International Plowing Match and Rural Expo 2018 (IPM 2018) will celebrate individual achievements and the overall success of the event with a gala evening Friday, September 21 ...

IPM 2018 Celebrates the Largest Group of New Major Community Donors (Aug. 16) – Local organizers and volunteers of the 2018 International Plowing Match and Rural Expo (IPM 2018) have enthusiastically thanked the largest-ever group of new major community sponsors. ...

Open Arms in Agriculture: Americans Invited to Attend the IPM (Aug. 14) – Despite tough trade talk between American and Canadian officials, it's arms wide open for the International Plowing Match and Rural expo ...

IPM 2018 Makes Early Return on Loan from Municipality (Aug. 13) – Representatives of the International Plowing Match and Rural Expo 2018 (IPM 2018) were in Chatham-Kent Council Chambers ...

IPM Will Celebrate Largest Single Local Donation (Aug. 2) – Local organizers of the 2018 International Plowing Match and Rural Expo (IPM 2018) will thank local sponsors for their support, among them the donor of the largest single local donation ...

IPM 2018 Speaks to Blenheim Area Businesses (June 28, 2018) – Local organizers of the 2018 International Plowing Match and Rural Expo thanked local sponsors and …

Details announced for IPM 2018 Worship Service (June 25, 2018) – The traditional interdenominational Worship Service held shortly before the International Plowing Match and Rural Expo will take place this year on …

Get into the IPM Beautification Contest (June 25, 2018) – Chatham-Kent residents are proving to have plenty of imagination as decorations are being designed and installed …

IPM 2018 Supports Tourism Week (May 28, 2018) – Local organizers of the 2018 International Plowing Match and Rural Expo and the Ontario Plowmen’s Association are pleased to be taking part in …

Sponsor Maizex Announced (May 16, 2018) – Organizers of the International Plowing Match and Rural Expo 2018 were in Ridgetown to announce Canada’s largest independent seed company is …

Bench an “Easy Decision” for Sisters (May 14, 2018) - When Chatham-Kent sisters Sheila Satchell and Nancy Thompson heard of the commemorative benches being prepared for the International Plowing Match and Rural Expo …

IPM Main Stage Sponsor is PRIDE Seeds (March 14, 2018) – The International Plowing Match and Rural Expo 2018 and PRIDE Seeds are forming a partnership that will see …

Major Announcement Coming at Pain Court Event (March 9, 2018) – Local officials of the International Plowing Match and Rural Expo 2018 will make a major announcement Wednesday, March 14 …

Being Part of Chatham-Kent History - Sponsoring IPM 2018 (Feb. 28, 2018) – Representatives of Chatham-Kent businesses and organizations gathered Wednesday evening …

Be Part of Chatam-Kent History - Volunteer for IPM 2018 (Sept. 27, 2017) – With the 2018 International Plowing Match and Rural Expo scheduled for September 18-22 2018, in the Chatham-Kent community of Pain Court …

New Sign on Site of Future Tented City (June 15, 2017) – In a public ceremony Tuesday, a new sign was unveiled at 7540 Pain Court Line in Pain Court to mark the spot where a tented city will rise …

Sign Bids Beinvenue to Site of Tented City 2018 (June 9, 2017) – Visible progress in getting ready for the International Plowing Match and Rural Expo 20187 will come next week …

IPM 2018 on a Roll (April 19, 2017) – It’s a big day for the International Plowing Match and Rural Expo 2018 as the committee gets a huge boost …

You are Invited to an Unveiling (April 17, 2017) – The International Plowing Match and Rural Expo 2018 is inviting all media to the introduction of …

A Promising Start Thanks to Chatham-Kent – Cookbook (Jan. 20, 2017) – The executive committee for the 2018 International Plowing Match and Rural Expo is happy to report …

IPM 2018 Cookbook Ready for Release (Nov. 23, 2016) – Each year, the International Plowing Match and Rural Expo cookbook is a much sought-after souvenir …

Chatham-Kent presence at IPM 2016 in Wellington (Sept. 19, 2016) – Representatives of the 2018 International Plowing Match and Rural Expo are travelling to the Town of Minto (Harriston) in Wellington County to …

 

Other items of interest:

IPM 2018 Media Kit
Photos from 1979 IPM in Kent County

 

Media contacts:
IPM 2018 Media Committee
Ipm2018media@gmail.com

Co-chair Brian Worall
519.255.7930/226.280.7203
jbrianworrall@gmail.com

Co-chair Simon Crouch
519.352.5437
simoncrough@gmail.com

Ontario Plowmen’s Association
Marketing and Communications Co-ordinator
Richard Vivian
519-767-2928
marketing@plowingmatch.org