The countdown officially starts a week from today for West Nipissing to host next year’s International Plowing Match. The municipality is officially opening its plowing match office in Verner where most of the activities will take place. The location is the Verner municipal office and the event includes speeches and a ribbon-cutting. West Nipissing has been doing a lot of preliminary work preparing for next year’s IPM. It’s only the second time the agricultural themed event is taking place in Northern Ontario. The ribbon-cutting takes place at 11:00am.