Governor LePage and Commissioner Whitcomb to Visit Maine Farm Days in Clinton

August 21, 2012

For Immediate Release: Tuesday, August 21, 2012
Contact: Evan Beal (207) 287-5086

AUGUSTA – On Wednesday, August 22, Governor Paul LePage and Agriculture Commissioner Walt Whitcomb will travel to Misty Meadows Farm in Clinton to attend the Maine Farm Days.

“I look forward to visiting this celebration of Maine’s agriculture in Clinton, the dairy capital of Maine, and getting the chance to talk to Maine’s Farmers,” said Governor LePage. “Events like Maine Farm Days clearly show how important agriculture is to Maine’s economy.”

In addition to the traditional agricultural entertainment at Maine Farm Days, such as a corn maze, a milking contest, and 4-H working steer show, the two-day event is also a chance for Mainers in the agricultural industry to gain vital knowledge and insight from the Maine Department of Agriculture. At Maine Farm Days, representatives from the Maine Department of Agriculture will be holding seminars to discuss a wide array of topics, such as pest issues with wood and crops, an Integrated Pest Management Planning and Writing Q&A, and Pesticide Safety courses.

“Maine Farm Days is located on hundreds of acres of educational displays with crop and machinery demonstrations on a major Central Maine working farm” said Commissioner Whitcomb. “In addition to agricultural exhibits, forest practices are demonstrated and soil and water conservation activities are explained. As we become the Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry on August 30th, Misty Meadows Farm – our 2012 host – is one example of the many connections within the new agency.”

Maine Farm Days is open to the public and will be held Wednesday and Thursday, August 22-23 at the Misty Meadows Farm, located on 71 McKenney Road in Clinton. Maine Farm Days will be held from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on both Wednesday and Thursday.

For more information on Maine Farm Days, click here