2019 World Ploughing Contest, Lake of the Woods Minnesota


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Welcome to the 2019 World Ploughing Championship!

The USA, State of Minnesota and Lake of the Woods MN area including the town of Baudette, MN is honored to host this year’s prestigious World Ploughing Contest. The world contest will be held August 30-31, 2019 on the Arnesen family farmland two miles south of Baudette. The USA ploughing contest will follow the day after on September 1 st , 2019.

Lake of the Woods MN is known as a premier vacation destination with world class fishing on Lake of the Woods, abundance of wildlife and sheer natural beauty.

Lake of the Woods County has a rich tradition of farming with more than 40,000 acres of farmland. The county is known for a variety of unique crops including rye grass, sun flowers, canola, soybeans and other grains and oilseeds.

This prestigious international competition brings together the world’s best ploughers from over 30 countries. These competitors are the best of the best with each having to win their respective countries contest to qualify for this worldwide contest.

Visitors from across the world will be met with an exciting program with multiple highlights such as the stubble and grassland ploughing competitions in which the participants must prove their mastery, expertise and attention to detail. In addition, there will be local tours, guided fishing, displays and exhibits, demonstrations of agricultural equipment, top entertainment, a variety of local foods and
beverages and more.

The mantra for the World Ploughing Organisation is “Pax Arva Colat”, which stands for “Let peace cultivate the land”. All are welcome to the Lake of the Woods area for this prestigious event. Rub elbows with good people from around the world. Come celebrate and witness history as this event travels to a different country each year and likely will not come back to the U.S. for decades. This event is a competition as well as a celebration of the traditions of farming. All are welcome here!

The event organizer for this event is Lake of the Woods Tourism. Feel free to contact us for any inquires, sponsorship opportunities or questions at info@lakeofthewoodsmn.com or by checking out our website at www.lakeofthewoodsmn.com

Click Here to view the detailed official rules overseen by the World Ploughing Organization.

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