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Maine's 63rd Annual Agricultural Trades Show
January 6, 2004
For immediate release: January 6, 2004
The Maine Department of Agriculture’s 63rd Annual Maine Agricultural Trades Show will be held at the Augusta Civic Center from January 13th through the 15th. More than 5,000 people from around the state will attend the 2004 Agricultural Trades Show, one of the state's largest agricultural events, hosted by the Maine Department of Agriculture.
The show will include dozens of lectures, demonstrations and meetings involving some 30 major agricultural organizations, committees and agencies as well as over 100 exhibits featuring the newest in agricultural products, equipment and services. Topics to be covered in presentations during the three-day event range from new farm marketing strategies to current agricultural issues, floral design and wood lot management.
Show hours will be Tuesday, January 13 from 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.; Wednesday, January 14 from 9:00 a.m., - 8:00 p.m.; and Thursday, January 15 from 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
This year’s Commissioner’s luncheon will feature William Hawkes, Undersecretary of Marketing and Regulatory Programs for the United States Department of Agriculture, as the keynote speaker. Commissioner Robert Spear will also be presenting the Annual Commissioner’s Service Award to an individual who has been instrumental in supporting the agricultural industries in Maine. Tickets are available from the Department by calling Judy at 287-3419.
The main auditorium will feature a stage with periodic floral design demonstrations presented by the Maine State Florist’s Association. There will also be baby animals on hand for the children.
For more information about the 63rd Annual Maine Agricultural Trades Show, contact the Maine Department of Agriculture, 28 State House Station, Augusta, ME 04333 - Telephone 287-3491.
PRESS CONTACT: Jane E. Aiudi, Special Events Coordinator - 287-3702
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