Feb 122018


It is February and time to start planning the garden and ordering seeds. My seeds have been ordered with a few extra varieties to use in Grange displays at our 2018 Agricultural Fairs.  Maine State Fair Exhibition Hall Superintendents are looking forward to having Granges display at the Fair Exhibition Halls. I have been approached by a number of fair superintendents hoping to have more Grange displays. Please consider exhibiting at least one fair. If you need support or have questions about setting up an agricultural, domestic or educational/informational exhibit please feel free to contact me at 207-592-6980 or email at karendothdotgagneatmainedotedu  (karendothdotgagneatmainedotedu)  .

The Ag Committee to getting ready to host the Maine Legislative Ag Luncheon at State Headquarters on March 13, 2018. I welcome anyone interested in helping serve or bake pies for this event. Also, the Ag Committee will be selling raffle tickets to raise money for the Agricultural Scholarships we award every year.We are still looking for Maine-made items to fill the basket. Thank you, everyone, who has already contributed to completing this basket.

The Agricultural post-secondary scholarship application is available and is going out to schools this month. Please encourage high school seniors who are heading to post-secondary institutions to apply for this scholarship. Applications pursuing a career in agriculture or an agriculturally related field including but not limited to the following: forestry, floriculture, farm business management, Ag-related computer science, poultry science, soil & Water Science, Ag Marketing, Equine Science, Biotechnology, Horticulture, Entomology, Fish & Wildlife Studies, Dairy Science, Pomology, Ag Engineering, Animal Science, Sustainable Agriculture and Consumer Science. We are looking forward to awarding scholarships to multiple recipients based on quality applications. Application deadline is April 27, 2018. Applications should be sent to Maine State Grange Headquarters.

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