Farming Magazine - January, 2012


Maine's Annual Agricultural Trades Show

Augusta, January 10-12

The Maine Agricultural Trades Show - held January 10-12 - is an annual event that takes place in Augusta, Maine. This is a three-day function for the public. This will be the event's 71st year and will include a little something for everyone of all ages. Governor Paul LePage will be the keynote speaker for the Commissioner's luncheon.

The Trades Show furnishes a showplace for farmers and producers to see the most modern equipment and services. There are over 40 major agricultural organizations, committees and agencies; as well as more than 100 exhibits to take in. All of our vendors are agriculturally based, some providing free samples and opportunities to purchase products. Throughout the week there will be lectures and workshops to participate in.

Show hours will be 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., Tuesday, January 10; 9 a.m. - 8 p.m., Wednesday, January 11; and 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., Thursday, January 12. Free admission all three days.

For more information, visit; contact the Maine Department of Agriculture, 28 State House Station, Augusta, ME 04333; call 207-287-3491; or e-mail