IPM 2016 generates profit of $353,000

Area groups and organizations will split about $170,000, the local share of profit from the 2016 International Plowing Match and Rural Expo held near Harriston last fall.

Deputy mayor Ron Faulkner, who chaired the IPM 2016 committee, told Minto council on April 4 that audited reports indicate the match, held Sept. 20 to 24, generated a profit of approximately $353,000, which will be split between local organizers and the Ontario Plowmens’ Association.

“We will be handing out to our volunteer groups and to special organizations, $170,000,” said Faulkner.

Asked how the profit compares to previous plowing matches, Faulker said, “In 2000 they had only $55,000. So apparently, we’ve done very well.”