STILL HOPE TO HOST IPM
9/12/2018 2:57:45 PM
There's still hopes to bring the International Plowing Match & Rural Expo to Renfrew County.
At Tuesday's development and property committee meeting, the match was once again discussed.
The report from economic development states that a presentation has been prepared for local landowners and community stakeholders for properts in Renfrew and Admaston-Bromley along Highway 132, in hopes of landowners partnering up to host the 2021 International Plowing Match & Rural Expo.
One of the biggest issues in trying to find a host is compensation for losses to the farmers who can't use that land to grow crops that season.
Rates were raised several years ago, but it continues to be a hindrance since it's not enough.
Volunteers have also been an issue, but Renfrew reeve Peter Emon says he and Admaston-Bromley Mayor Michael Donohue have teamed up and feel they're ready to re-approach farmers and seeing how serious they really are about hosting.
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