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IPM 2018 Queen Contestants 

Twenty-five Ontario Queen of the Furrow contestants, each selected to represent their region of the province, were accompanied by three judges during three days of competition during the 2018 International Plowing Match and Rural Expo. They were assigned points based on appearance and deportment, plowing abilities, an interview and a speech on an agriculture-related topic delivered on the Pride Seeds Main Stage in front of a large crowd of IPM visitors.

The top five contestants were attributed additional points based on an impromptu speech delivered during the Celebration of Excellence Gala, held Friday, September 21 evening at John D. Bradley Convention COxford County's Derika Nauta was crowned the 2018/19 Ontario Queen of the Furrowentre in Chatham.

During the Gala, Derika Nauta of Oxford County was crowned the 2018/19 Ontario Queen of the Furrow. She will be honoured with a car for the year (courtesy of the Ontario Mutual Insurance Association and Ontario Plowmen's Association) and a scholorship. All finalists received $100.
1st Runner-Up - Josie Linton of Durham
2nd Runner-Up - Kayla Manley of Stormont
Other finalists were Laura Fullerton of Bruce and Grace Mullen of Essex.

The winners of the scholarships donated by BMO Bank of Montreal were Grace Mullen of Essex and Ashley Buck of Peterborouth. Josie Linton of Durham was also honoured with the title of Miss Friendship.

The top five Queen of the Furrow contest plowers were honoured with gifts from the Provincial Committee Co-chairs, Sheila Marshall and Vanessa Scott. 
1st - Amy Pynenburg of Oxford Blenhiem
2nd - Grace Mullen of Essex
3rd - Cassie Ferguson of York
4th - Christine Wilkinson of Halton
5th - Serena Allardyce of Brant-Six Nations

Congratulations from the IPM and OPA is extended to all the competitors. Thank you to all of the program organizers, judges and sponsors. A special thank you to the outgoing Ontario Queen, Kailey Donaldson.

Click any of the Queen's photos below to enlarge the photo (and then use the controls located at bottom left corner of the photo for scrolling or starting a slideshow).