Over 50 Events and 2,700 School Kids at to the Northeast Livestock Expo May 17!
May 14, 2018
For more information, contact: Cindy Kilgore, John Bott at 207-215-4968, 207-287-3156
Largest Ever Kid’s Day – Over 2,700 K-6th graders participating!
WINDSOR – The 13th Northeast Livestock Expo (NELE) will take place May 17-20 in Windsor, Maine. A Maine AG in the Classroom transportation grant, funded by the colorful agricultural license plate, will bring 60 busloads of students from 30 schools as well as homeschoolers to take part in Kid’s Day (Thursday, May 17). Over 2,700 K-6 students will experience class that day at the Windsor Fairgrounds through more than 50 agricultural events put on by farmers and industry volunteers.
The public is welcome to all events, admission is free. Youth events and educational seminars will also take place on Saturday and Sunday.
“Many of Maine’s future agricultural leaders will be at NELE’s ‘Kid’s Day’ this year,” said Governor Paul R. LePage. “More than 2,700 students will learn about Maine agriculture via a giant outdoor classroom, the Windsor Fairgrounds. This and other Maine agricultural events this summer and fall highlight the connection between local farms, local products and consumers.”
Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry Commissioner Walt Whitcomb highlighted the Expo’s educational component. “The NELE’s ‘Kid’s Day’ will give hundreds of Central Maine elementary students more than 50 educational ‘short courses’ located across 50 acres of the Windsor Fairgrounds,” said Whitcomb. “From bunnies to Smokey Bear, this huge outdoor classroom will feature dozens of live animals and many other memorable, hands-on educational experiences.”
This three-day livestock event will showcase beef and dairy cattle, sheep, goats, rabbits, poultry and many science-related activities.
More information can be obtained on the web at: http://www.northeastlivestockexpo.com/