2020 BMO Ontario Farm Family Awards now open

By Lindsay Advocate

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Do you know a family that represents the values of Ontario’s rural communities? People whose commitment and dedication to the rural way of life makes a difference and sets an example for others.

If so, nominate them today for a 2020 BMO Ontario Farm Family Award – presented by the Ontario Plowmen’s Association (OPA) and BMO Bank of Montreal.

Nominations are open now and will be accepted until February 28, 2020. They can be made by anyone for anyone. To make a nomination, click here.

“We understand the importance that agriculture plays to Canada as a whole and believe it’s important to recognize families that exemplify a sense of community, strong values, and hard work and that are making significant contributions to the rural way of life,” said Steve DeMarco, Vice President of Business Banking Northern Ontario, BMO Bank of Montreal. “We look forward to recognizing and celebrating this year’s recipient families.”

Recipient families will be formally recognized and celebrated during the 2020 International Plowing Match and Rural Expo (IPM) in Lindsay, Kawartha Lakes, Ontario on Saturday, October 17, 2020.

BMO Ontario Farm Family Awards, which have been handed out annually since 2012, have seen the efforts of 83 families throughout the province celebrated.

The IPM is an annual multi-day celebration of agriculture and rural living, featuring plowing competitions, hundreds of vendors/exhibitors, demonstrations, live entertainment and much more. It’s held in a different Ontario community each year. The IPM, which runs October 14 to 17, is the largest event of its kind in North America.

For more information about the IPM, visit www.plowingmatch.org/ipm2020 or call the OPA at 519-767-2928.

To learn more about the BMO Ontario Farm Family Awards, including previous recipients, visit www.plowingmatch.org/about-us/bmo-farm-family-awards.

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