AUGUSTA – The state’s agricultural community is coming together for the 79th annual Maine Agricultural Trade Show.
Area producers gather and honor Maine’s farming history, while focusing on ways to build a strong future for farming in Maine.
The show offers three days of meetings and workshops as well as nearly 150 conferences.
Anne Trenholm of the Maine department of agriculture said January is the best time of year for this show.
“In between November and March is usually when farmers have a little bit of a lull in the action. Farming’s not spontaneous and this gives them a chance to plan ahead,” she said.
The show runs through 3 p.m. Thursday at the Augusta Civic Center.
Admission to the trade show is free and open to the public.