SHOW PREVIEWS


Maine Agricultural Trades Show

January 8-10, 2013, Augusta, Maine


The 72nd annual Maine Agricultural Trades Show will be held at the Augusta Civic Center in Augusta, Maine, January 8-10. Admission is free. This show provides an atmosphere to walk through, observe, and educate the public about different areas of agriculture.

Show Hours

Tuesday, January 8 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Wednesday, January 9 9 a.m. - 8 p.m.

Thursday, January 10 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Schedule of Events


Tuesday, January 8

9 - 10 a.m. Organic Certification Information Session
9 - 10:45 a.m. Maine Christmas Tree Association Meeting
9 - 11 a.m. USDA FSA Program Opportunities & Resources for Beginner Farmers & Ranchers
9 a.m. - 4 p.m. MOFGA Educational Program & Annual Meeting
9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Renewable Energy Options for the Farm
9:30 - 10:30 a.m. Bt Corn Update & Weed Control in Forage Crops
10 - 11 a.m. Adventures in Marketing
10 - 11 a.m. Capital Investment: A Good Idea?
10 - 11 a.m. Updated Maine Carcass Disposal Rules & the Expanded Nutrient Management Loan Program
10 a.m. - 12 p.m. Maine Milk Commission meetings
10 a.m. - 12 p.m. Maine Cheese Guild meetings
10:45 - 11:45 a.m. Balsam Woolly Adelgid & Related Insects on Fir
11 a.m. - 12 p.m. Farming & Ergonomics
11 a.m. - 12 p.m. QuickBooks & Record-Keeping
11 - 12 p.m. Accepting & Composting Off-Farm Generated Organics
1 - 2 p.m. USDA Forum: Hispanic & Women Farmer & Rancher Claims Process
1:30 - 2:30 p.m. Toxicology
1:30 - 4:30 p.m. We Can Feed Maine sessions
1:45 - 4:30 p.m. More Maine Meat sessions
2 - 3 p.m. USDA FSA: Farmer & Rancher Program & Loan Resources
2 - 3 p.m. Compost Quality Assurance: Increasing Value for Your Animal Manure-Based Product
2 - 3 p.m. The Changing World of Photovoltaics: Solar Electricity Today
2 - 4 p.m. Talking About Pesticides with Customers and Neighbors
3 - 4 p.m. Organic Sheep & Goat Production Producers Round Table
3 - 4 p.m. Fundamentals of Financial Statements: Creation & Use
3 - 4 p.m. Net Energy Billing
5:30 - 7:30 p.m. Agriculture, Conservation & Forestry Legislative Reception

Wednesday, January 9

8 - 9 a.m. Agricultural Marketing Loan Fund Annual Meeting & Breakfast
8:30 a.m. - 3 p.m. Small Woodland Owners Association of Maine Annual Meeting & Sessions
8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Maine Vegetable & Small Fruit Growers Association Annual Meeting & Sessions
9 - 10 a.m. Are You Ready to Run a Farm Business?
9 - 10 a.m. Maine Angus Association Winter Meeting & Information Session
9 - 10 a.m. Solar Hot Water on the Farm: Reducing Energy Costs with the Sun
10 - 11 a.m. Farm Service Agency Programs for Beginning Farmers
10 - 11 a.m Compost & Herbicide Update
10 a.m. - 12 p.m. Short Presentations on Wind Power
10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Maine Grass Farmers Network Presentations & Annual Meeting
10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Farm Business Management Presentations
11 a.m. - 12 p.m. Financing Options for Beginning Farmers
11 a.m. - 12 p.m. Web Soil Survey: How to Use It - Tips & Tricks
11:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Maine State Pomological Society Business Meeting & Educational Program
12 - 1 p.m. Planning for Farm Life: The Art of Multitasking
1 - 2 p.m. Nutrient Management & Soil Quality with No-Till Corn Production
1 - 2 p.m. Starting a Small Herd of Beef
1 - 3 p.m. Accessing Farmland: Conducting a Land Search & Establishing Tenure
1:30 - 2 p.m. Wellscroft Fence
2 - 3 p.m. Tools to Determine Sidedress Nitrogen Needs for Corn: How Well Do They Work?
2:30 - 3 p.m. Chicken Coop Contest
3 - 3:45 p.m. Organic Slaughter
3 - 4 p.m. Insurance Considerations & Options for Beginning Farmers
3 - 5 p.m. Maine Beef Producers Business Meeting
3:45 - 4:45 p.m. New Tools for Pest Management Planning
4 - 5 p.m. Market Research & Market Trends
5 - 6 p.m. Intro to Aquaculture
5 - 6 p.m. Board of Pesticides Control Update
5 - 8 p.m. Maine Pie Contest
6 - 7 p.m. What About the Woods?
6 - 7 p.m. Lambing: Preparations, During & Post
7 - 8 p.m. Sheep Facilities Panel

Thursday, January 10

9 - 10 a.m. Are You Ready to Run a Farm Business?
9 - 11 a.m. Organic Grain Workshops
9:45 - 10:15 a.m. USDA NASS Maple Production Statistics
10 - 11 a.m. Holistic Goal-Setting for Beginning Farmers
10 - 11 a.m. New Sources of Farm Income: Fee Fishing & Raising Bait
10 - 11 a.m. Net Energy Billing
10:15 - 10:45 a.m. State Licensing Issues
10:45 - 11:30 a.m. Vacuum System
11 a.m. - 12 p.m. Maine Pork Producers Association Business Meeting
11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Farmers' Market Options for New & Young Vendors
11:30 - 12 p.m. Maine Maple Sunday
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Board of Pesticides Control Update
12 - 1 p.m. Maine Maple Producers Association Luncheon
1 - 2 p.m. Food Safety for Beginning Farmers
1 - 2 p.m. Pig Health Issues
1 - 3 p.m. Maine Maple Producers Association Annual Meeting & Syrup Contest
1 - 3 p.m. First Annual Equine Seminar
2 - 3 p.m. Farm Health & Safety Reality Check

Information

The Augusta Civic Center is located at 76 Community Drive in Augusta, Maine. To get a full schedule of events, visit www.getreal maine.com. Contact the commissioner's office at 207-287-3419.