Jan 062018
 

Webmaster’s Note: This article is reprinted with permission from an e-newsletter published by Paul Stearns, State Representative for District 119.

The 77th Annual Maine Agricultural Trades Show will be held Tuesday, January 9, through Thursday, January 11, 2018, at the Augusta Civic Center.  Hosted by the Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry (DACF), the show highlights Maine agriculture and the people involved through demonstrations, presentations, and meetings of over 50 major agricultural organizations.

There will be over 125 exhibits featuring the newest in agricultural products, equipment, and services.  One of the State’s largest agricultural exhibitions, the event is expected to draw more than 5,000 people over the course of three days.  Admission is free and open to the public.

Something for Everyone

This year’s show features several new offerings for attendees in addition to a wide variety of presentations covering diverse topics of interest.  New 2018 program highlights also include opportunities for growers, conventional and organic, to learn the latest developments in pest management and earn credits required for pesticide license recertification.  The Maine Board of Pesticides Control will also be on hand to discuss basic safety training.
This three-day event has something for everyone, the farmer, non-farmer, hobbyist, educator, or supplier.  Attendees can walk through, observe, and learn about how food is harvested and processed.  Farmers and producers can see the most up-to-date farm equipment and processing methods and equipment.

Trades Show floor hours:

  • Tuesday, January 9, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, January 10, 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, January 11, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

The complete program and schedule are available here.

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