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Career Opportunity

The Ontario Plowmen’s Association and the International Plowing Match and Rural Expo


•Provide leadership to the Local Marketing Committee and work closely with the OPA Executive Director and the OPA Board of Directors
•Develop media campaigns, budgets and schedules
•Develop marketing materials including print, radio and TV
•Assist in co-ordination of many aspects of the event including competitions and special features.

•Fully vaccinated against Covid-19
•Have agricultural experience/education
•Be Highly organized
•Experienced in large events/trade shows co-ordination
•Effective in written and verbal communications
•Skilled in working with Volunteers
•Proficient in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.

Location: Guelph, Ontario.

Must have own transportation and be willing to work on-site at the International Plowing Match and Rural Expo for up to two weeks (at a new location throughout Ontario each year).

Please submit resume and salary expectations to: cathy@plowingmatch.org

DEADLINE: Wednesday, December 15, 2021

Download pdf here.

Visit the New IPM 2022 Website!

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Over the upcoming weeks and months, we will be adding lots of information to the IPM 2022 website about how to get involved or to plan your visit to the 2022 International Plowing Match & 

Rural Expo in Kempville, North Grenville, United Counties of Leeds and Grenville - September 20 - 24, 2022.


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IPM 20/21 Souvenirs are on Sale!

IPM 20/21 Souvenirs can be purchased from the OPA Office in Guelph. Download the souvenir sales flyer here. For more information: 519-767-2928/1-800-661-7569 or financial@plowingmatch.org Souvenir Sale Flyer - 2021


For the second year in a row, the Directors of the Ontario Plowmen’s Association have been forced to make the heart-wrenching decision to cancel the International Plowing Match and Rural Expo (IPM). Having been postponed until October 2021, plans were well underway to hold the IPM at the Lindsay Exhibition Grounds and neighbouring farms.

In spite of the current decline in the number of Covid-19 cases, the Ontario Government has yet to provide large provincial events with the details concerning capacity limits and additional restrictions. While the IPM plans have been progressing, these uncertainties make it impossible to proceed with an in-person event.

“The health and safety of our visitors, exhibitors, sponsors, competitors, volunteers and staff has always been our number one priority”, said Sheila Marshall, President of the Ontario Plowmen’s Association. “While we fully support the health restrictions required to conquer the Covid-19 pandemic, the unknown stipulations for large events has made it impossible to proceed with the traditional in-person IPM”.

However, the Directors and Staff are currently developing events and options that will bring the IPM experience to our many dedicated and faithful volunteers, participants and visitors later in the year. Once government regulations for large gatherings are made available, the Ontario Plowmen’s Association will be making further announcements. Stay tuned.

The Board of Directors has confirmed that the 103rd International Plowing Match will be held in the Municipality of North Grenville (United Counties of Leeds Grenville) at Kemptville, Ontario. Scheduled for September 20th to 24th, 2022, the IPM will be centred around the former Kemptville Agricultural College Campus and the former Kemptville Agricultural College Farm.

Plans are progressing well for IPM 2023 which will be held in Dufferin County. The IPM will return to Kawartha Lakes (Lindsay) in 2024.

June 29, 2021

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 Mark Your Calendars! 

103rd IPM in 2022
Tuesday, September 20 to
Saturday, September 24
Kemptville, North Grenville,
United Counties of Leeds & Grenville


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