International Plowing Match Links to the Past…Looks to the Future

The 2015 International Plowing Match and Rural Expo (IPM)  – does just that! Looking to the past the 2015 Match compliments its extensive agricultural historical displays and demonstrations by featuring founding cultures of the United Counties of Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry. The 2015 IPM is also looking to the future: highlighting some of the newest and most advanced plows and agricultural equipment on the market today. Enjoy new farm exhibits and shows! Stop into the Farming For the Future Tent for lectures on topics such as How Cap & Trade Affects Farmers, Succession Planning for all Generations and Farming in the Social Media Spotlight.

The Ontario Plowmen’s Association (OPA)  is proud to host the 2015 IPM in the town of Finch, ON and welcomes everyone. The Match is a unique 5-day event full of family fun and excitement with something for everyone!

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Don’t miss the fabulous local entertainment – including international stars Glengarry-raised fiddler, Kelli Trottier and Stormont County’s country music artist Greg Hanna. Entertainment is varied and on multiple stages throughout the IPM. And includes perennial IPM favourites RAM Rodeo and the Farmall Dancing Tractors!

The 2015 IPM is thrilled to present a new twist on the demolition derby. See some of Agriculture’s giants take each other on in a daring display in the Combine Demolition Derby.

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Fast-talking auctioneers have long fascinated crowds. With that in mind the 2015 IPM have invited auctioneers to bring their talents to the Match and participate in the Auctioneers challenge.

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See the 2105 Match schedule  for times for these and many more exciting shows and events.

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Visit the 100-acre Tented City. With over 500 vendors and exhibitors there is something new around every corner. Explore lifestyle exhibits; visit one of the many food vendors. Check out the Hydro One Education Centre with something fun and engaging for kids of all ages! On Saturday morning kids are invited to enjoy a variety of activities at the free BMO-Bank of Montreal pancake breakfast.

Take a wagon to the Plow Fields and watch the BMO Plowing Competition where you will see traditional horse plowing, sulky plowing and tractor plowing using the most up-to-date reversible plows.

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The IPM and OPA would like to thank the Government of Ontario  for its support of many of these events.

Join the excitement at the 2015 International Plowing Match and Rural Expo!

 

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