President’s Message

On behalf of the Wellington County Plowmen’s Association, I invite and welcome you to our Wellington County Plowing Match on Thursday August 20th 2015 located on the property of Gordon & Anne South.

Our Association and volunteers work hard planning and organizing to bring to you the local match with many skilled competitors. You will have the chance to view plowing techniques that were used in the past and more modern forms as well. During the local match, we will also be hosting the plowing portion of the Queen of the Furrow competition. It should be an exciting day! I would like to thank everyone in the Association who will help with setting up, and with meal preparation thank you. Thank you to all the participating plowmen as well, it’s because of you that this day will be a success!

I am also very thrilled to announce the return of the International Plowing Match to Wellington County. The Wellington County Plowmen’s Association was successful with their bid to host the 2016 IPM. The organizing committee is working hard in preparation for this huge event. Again, a successful match relies on you, the volunteers and sponsors. You can follow the event on Facebook.com/ipm2016 or on Twitter@ipm2016, or on the website www.plowingmatch.org.

The Wellington County Plowmen are also very proud to announce our World Class competitor, Carmen Weppler, will be representing Canada in Denmark this October. Carmen will be competing in the Senior Conventional Plowing competition. We are so proud of you Carmen, and good luck! You can follow this event on the website http://worldploughing.org/

I would like at this time to extend my sincere appreciation and gratitude to all the sponsors that have continually supported the Plowmen’s Association. Your support allows us to create a first class directory that is not only successful, but admired by others. Many volunteer hours go into the organizing of the directory and the match. Thank you to all that are involved, with your support and teamwork our Association can continue to host fantastic matches. 

To Cassandra Chornoboy, our Wellington County Queen of the Furrow, thank you for all your hard work, dedication, and enthusiasm through the year. You represent the Wellington County Plowmen’s Association well and we are delighted to have you as our Queen. Good luck at the 2015 IPM this fall!

Remember to mark your local Plowing Match, Aug. 20th 2015, on your calendars! The Association and I look forward to meeting you for a fun-filled day with plowing, food, and friendship. We welcome all competitors and visitors. There will be food booths on the grounds, along with free admission and parking. Bring your family and friends for some country fun and let’s make the 2015 Wellington County Plowing Match the biggest and best one yet!

Dave Rogerson