The Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry's 80th annual Maine Agricultural Trades Show is happening online this week, Tuesday through Saturday, Jan. 19-23.

The five-day all-online trades show features a mixture of agricultural and forestry presentations, discussion and networking opportunities. Registration is encouraged but not required. All the events are free and open to the public. All programming will be livestreamed on the Whova event app and the Agriculture Department's YouTube channel and Facebook page.

Attendees who register can easily view the full program and the exhibitions, plus gain exclusive access to offers from exhibitors, including producer associations, membership groups, boards and commissions. After the event, all programming will be viewable on the Whova app, and the department's YouTube channel and Facebook page.

The agenda is available at maine.gov/dacf/ard/market_promotion/2021-ag-trades-show.shtml.

About the Maine Agricultural Trades Show

A tradition since 1941, the Maine Agricultural Trades Show is where the state's agricultural community convenes to celebrate farming, network and plan for the coming season. Organized and hosted by the Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry, the show provides access to resources that empower farmers and rural communities.

Dozens of exhibitors and conference sessions are part of this show, attracting agricultural producers, educators, exhibitors, businesses and others to celebrate farming, exchange best practices, and explore farming products, equipment, and services.

The show is free and open to the public and is an excellent opportunity for all ages to experience Maine's dynamic agriculture industry. The 2021 show will be held virtually. DACF anticipates returning to an in-person format in 2022.

Learn more on the Bureau of Agriculture, Food and Rural Resources webpages.