IPM 2016

2016 International Plowing Match & Rural Expo

Be sure to view this playlist of 5 YouTube videos from the Match by pressing the play button. You can view the others videos by clicking the drop down menu in the top left corner. You can also view these videos from on the Town of Minto You Tube channel.

Now that the show is over and the site is being returned back to farming condition, the Town of Minto would like to thank everyone who attended or exhibited at IPM 2016.  Please return to Minto to enjoy all the Town and surrounding area have to offer.  Minto truly is where your family belongs.

To Landowners Earl and Anne Schneider thank you for being tremendous hosts and for your kind words representing the farming community.  Thanks to all the other owners who offered property to IPM for plowing or parking.

To Chair Ron Faulkner (our Deputy Mayor) and his executive, several of whom are Town staff, thank you for your leadership and support to a most successful IPM 2016.  From all accounts local business was busy and the event had the desired impact on the area economy.  The charitable funds raised, once counted, will provide direct benefit to the people of this area.

To Committee Chairs and volunteers, several of who were Town staff or Council members, thank you for the extraordinary effort needed to make an event this big so prosperous.  You did well by our community and put our best foot forward.

Thank you to Town staff who dedicated considerable time and resources before, during and after IPM 2016. Thanks to Wellington County for financial support along with resources and expertise needed to make IPM 2016 as successful as it was.   Also thanks to local municipalities of Wellington who contributed support and resources to the event.

The Town of Minto recognizes the support and efforts of the Staff and Board of the Ontario Plowman’s Association.  IPM is a unique brand of event that not every community can make happen. Thank you to the Wellington County Plowman’s Association for its successful bid for the event and for their role making it a success.  To all sponsors, local and national, your support of IPM 2016 and your commitment to rural Ontario is welcomed.

Commemorative Gift Cards

The Town partnered with Clifford Artist Wesley Bates to produce high quality colour gift cards celebrating the horse, the rooster and the farm. Iconic symbols of rural life. The cards are blank so they can be customized for any occasion. The Town and County logo and Wesley’s name are recognized on the back. Purchase your cards at the Town office, LaunchIt, Wellington County Museum, and at IPM in the County Showcase at the Town booth. Proceeds go to the artist and support Town IPM activities.

IPM Quilt Raffle Winners

1st Marian Reynolds from Arthur won the "30 Shades of Green" quilt.
2nd Caroline Patterson from Acton won the Bernina sewing machine.
3nd Pat Krueger from McDougall won the " 30 More Shades of Green" quilt.

Learn More about the 2016 International Plowing Match at the official website.

Take a look and reflect on the 2016 IPM updates on Social Media: