Grain Farmers of Ontario will be bringing our 53â€™ trailer exhibit, Growing Connections, to Simcoe County for this weekâ€™s International Plowing Match & Rural Expo.
Just south of Barrie, this yearâ€™s IPM is taking over Ivy, Ontario. Todayâ€™s Opening Parade will feature the Ontario Provincial Police Golden Helmets precision motorcycle team and begins at 10:30am. The festivities officially begin at noon, as Canadian Olympic Gold Medalist Jennifer Jones, one of Canadaâ€™s most accomplished and recognizable curlers, leads the Opening Ceremonies on the Main Stage.
What began as a provincial plowing competition over 100 years ago has grown into one Canadaâ€™s largest outdoor exhibitions, and more than 100,000 visitors are expected to attend. The IPM runs until Friday, and it features competitions in horse and mule plowing and tractor plowing of all skill levels. Attendees will also be treated to concerts, tractor square dancing, food and fair activities, and the annual Queen of the Furrow competition.
Learn about the Good in Every Grain when you visit Grain Farmers of Ontario at the IPM this week.