SDG – Not sure what a plowing match is all about? The Ontario Plowmen’s Association (OPA) will be holding a pre-match Plowing Day in Ingleside on May 30.
Plowmen from Western Ontario will join local plowmen and judges for a Field Plowing Workshop, a full day of plowing demonstrations and preview of the BMO Plowing Competition which will take place at the 2015 Stormont Dundas Glengarry International Plowing Match and Rural Expo (IPM) in Finch, September 22-26.
Charles Leduc, president of the Ontario Plowmen’s Association, invites visitors to come and enjoy the 2015 Plowing Day. “We will be presenting demonstrations of complete range of plowing styles. Historical plowing techniques will include antique tractor plowing and both walking and sulking plowing,” Leduc says. “Modern conventional plowing and reversible plowing will also be demonstrated.”
Members of the OPA and local organizers of the 2015 IPM will be on site to answer questions about the plowing competition, special events, cultural displays and entertainment at the upcoming International Plowing Match.
Plowing Day begins at 9 a.m. Saturday, May 30 at David Brown Construction, 14855 Dafoe Road, Ingleside.
About the International Plowing Match and Rural Expo
The International Plowing Match and Rural Expo (IPM) celebrate farming’s history with our extensive historical displays and demonstrations. The 2015 IPM also showcases the modern with some of the newest and most advanced plows and agricultural equipment on the market.
About the Ontario Plowmen’s Association
The OPA is the parent host of the International Plowing Match. Each year the OPA partners with a local plowing association to organize and host the International Plowing Match. The IPM is a sanctioned member of the North American Farm Show Council. As such, it maintains the highest standards set by the council.
The organization of a provincial association in 1911 gave life to branches all across the province. The numbers grew until today, with 48 local plowing groups affiliated with the parent body: the Ontario Plowmen’s Association (OPA).