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Maine's 67th Annual Agricultural Trades Show to be held in Augusta, January 15–17, 2008
January 2, 2008
Contact: Judy Blaisdell, firstname.lastname@example.org
The 67th Annual Maine Agricultural Trades Show will be held Tuesday, January 15, through Thursday, January 17, at the Augusta Civic Center. More than 5,000 people from around the state will attend the 2008 Trades Show, one of the state’s largest agricultural events, hosted by the Maine Department of Agriculture.
The show will feature dozens of lectures, demonstrations, and meetings involving some 40 major agricultural organizations, committees, and agencies, as well as over 100 exhibits featuring the newest in agricultural products, equipment, and services.
This three-day event has something for everyone. The show provides an atmosphere for everyone to walk through, observe, and educate themselves about the different areas of agriculture. Not only does the trade show furnish a showplace for farmers and producers to come and see the most up-to-date farm equipment and farming needs, it also provides an opportune juncture for networking and exchanging ideas. The show offers a wealth of knowledge for non-farmers to learn about agriculture and is a great opportunity to learn how locally grown food is harvested and processed. The main auditorium will feature a stage with periodic floral design demonstrations presented by the Maine State Florist’s Association. Whether you are a farmer, a hobbyist, an educator, or supplier, simply coming together keeps Maine agriculture strong.
Topics to be covered in presentations during the three-day event range from new farm marketing strategies to current agricultural issues, floral design, and woodlot management.
Show hours will be 9:00 AM–5:00 PM, Tuesday, January 15; 9:00 AM–8:00 PM, Wednesday, January 16; and 9:00 AM–3:00 PM, Thursday, January 17.
Agriculture Commissioner Seth Bradstreet will also be presenting the Annual Commissioner’s Service Award to an individual who has been instrumental in supporting the agricultural industries in Maine at the annual Commissioner’s Luncheon on Tuesday. Tickets are available from the Department by calling 207-287-3419.
The complete program and schedule are available at: http://www.getrealmaine.com/. For more information about the 67th Annual Maine Agricultural Trades Show, contact the Maine Department of Agriculture, 28 State House Station, Augusta, ME 04333, telephone 207-287-3491, e-mail email@example.com.
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