In agricultural terms, IPM can mean more than one thing….but this time of the year, it has only one reference.
The International Plowing Match 2010 starts tomorrow in St. Thomas, Ontario. This five day event includes six stages with entertainment, two outdoor rings, Dodge Rodeo, square dancing, tractors, celebrity chef demos, education, plowing and much more. A tented city is constructed for all the vendors, sponsors and organizations participating over the five days. The event opens everyday at 8:30am and is open to the public until 5pm.
The Ontario Plowmen’s Association is the parent host of the International Plowing Match. The Match also has many other sponsors, partners, and hundreds of volunteers that help make it a well known and anticipated event.
If you can’t make it to this year’s match, the locations have already been decided for the next three years and are as follows:
Prescott/ Russel September 20th- 24th, 2011
Region of Waterloo – 2012
Perth County – 2013
This event is sure to impress and educate all attendees and is yet another great event that shows community support and enthusiasm for agriculture.