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MAINE AGRICULTURAL TRADES SHOW Growing Maine Agriculture

Tuesday, January 15 • 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Wednesday, January 16 • 9 a.m. – 7 p.m. Thursday, January 17 • 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Augusta Civic Center, 76 Community Drive, Augusta, ME 04330

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78th Annual

AGRICULTURAL TRADES SHOW A Message from Commissioner Walter E. Whitcomb A Message from Governor Paul R. LePage Maine agriculture is a major part of our economy, heritage and identity as a state. At a time when the number of farms are declining nationally, Maine farms are increasing. Our 8,200 farm operations provide wholesome foods, thousands of jobs and over $740 million in farm receipts, not including direct sales at farms or farmers markets. Our entire economy and agricultural enterprises large and small are benefiting from the recent growth of Maine agriculture. As one of my last acts as your Governor, I would like to express how proud I am of the hard work and dedication of those connected with Maine’s natural resource industries. The fruits of your labors on behalf of the Maine people are evident every day at dinner tables and throughout everyday life. Maine-made products and agriculture has been on the rise in recent years. My administration, through the efforts of the Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry and other state agencies, has worked hard to support the people and organizations seeking to help Maine’s reach its full potential to be the breadbasket on New England. Farmers, producers, processors and distributors can achieve their potential to feed our neighbors, the region and the world. The Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry has greatly improved stategenerated marketing, communications and technical assistance to support agricultural enterprises large and small. The result is more communication with the public on the ongoing success of Maine agriculture and the efforts of Maine’s largest natural resources agency to help support the continued growth and profitability of small businesses. Growing Maine Agriculture is the theme of the 77th Maine Agricultural Trades Show. Recent examples of successful enterprises and initiatives that are yielding results will be on display this year, January 15-17, 2019, at the Augusta Civic Center. Please make plans to attend this year’s Agricultural Trades Show to learn more about Maine’s growing natural resource economy and the men and women who are leading the way. Sincerely,

The phrase, “Growing Maine Agriculture” applies far beyond the farm fields and traditional marketing. Last year Maine’s Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry staff significantly expanded the agricultural product marketing and communication outreach. In 2019 it is poised to do much more. From the Big E! in West Springfield, Massachusetts where a record breaking 1 million plus visitors tasted and bought Maine blueberries, potatoes, salmon, lobster, whoopee pies, maple cotton candy, plus other Maine made agricultural related gifts, to targeted trade shows in Chicago, Miami, Anaheim, New York, Orlando, London and Ireland, potential customers got to know a few of our talented food producers. Buyers worldwide repeatedly remind us that Maine has a very positive image. Bureau of Agriculture staff intend to accompany Maine food producers and food processors as our marketing outreach capitalizes on that attention and good will. To quote the vendor of a unique Maine product after they returned from their first ‘America’s Food and Beverage Show’, “It was a great experience which is helping us prepare for the season this spring. We already have a few orders from it. I expect more.” Last September, while U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue was visiting York’s Sandy River Farm in Farmington and Jordan’s Farm Stand in Cape Elizabeth, we reminded him that federal resources that support marketing of products generated on relatively small Maine farms are, at least, equally important to University food production research, soil and water conservation and the other programs designed to sustain our farming community. “Growing Maine Agriculture” has to be accompanied by growing Maine’s agricultural marketing efforts. To paraphrase the words of another participant in last year’s Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry food product marketing show, “We all have a vested interest in selling Maine. A highlight of the show is meeting that new customer. We look forward to that next marketing opportunity.” With that kind of positive attitude and some impressive sales success results, we better visualize how the expanded marketing program is an important component in sustaining the growth of Maine agriculture.

Have a successful year!

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TRADES SHOW EXHIBITS EXHIBITOR NAME

BOOTH # EXHIBITOR NAME

BOOTH #

A1 Infrared Technologies, Inc. ......... Lobby

GEA Houle Farm Technologies ........... 22,35

Acadia Insurance........................................ 78

Gerald Foss and Sons Inc ..... 119,120,121,122

AgMatters LLC............................................ 69

Gold Star Feed and Grain .......................... 7

American National Insurance................... 13

Greater Portland Council of Governments ............................................ 126

Anderson Group ............. 58, 59, 60, 61, 62, 63 Arthur Carroll Insurance Agency .......... 110 Austin Associates, P.A................................. 5 Bacon Farm Maple Products, LLC ......... 158

Griffin Greenhouse ................................... 86 Hammond Tractor Co .... 19, 20, 21, 36, 37, 38 NorthEast Agricultural Sales ................. 127

TRADES SHOW EXHIBITS ARE LOCATED IN THE AUDITORIUM AND LOBBY ON FIRST FLOOR  MEETINGS AND OTHER ACTIVITIES ARE LOCATED IN RESPECTIVE ROOMS. FOR LIST OF SCHEDULED MEETINGS AND EVENTS, PLEASE SEE PAGE 6. PLEASE CHECK EVENT SIGNAGE DURING THE SHOW FOR UPDATES.

Enjoy your time at the show!

Bartlettyarns, Inc. ............................. 111,112

Hannaford Supermarket .......................... 43

BCM Environmental & Land Law, PLLC ........................................ 84

Maine Harness Racing Commission ....... 72 Ingraham Equipment ........ 116, 117, 124, 125

Best-Way Wood Heat ................................ 144

J I Case .............................................. 118, 123

Brownfield Equipment ..................... 150,151

J.S Woodhouse Co., Inc ............... 46,47,74,75

Casella Organics .................................. 56, 57 CDL Maple ......................................... 152-153

Janet’s Agricultural Tours & Travel Services ...................................... 76

Central Petroleum Co. – Cen-Pe-Co Lubricants................................................... 97

Johnny’s Selected Seeds ........................... 53 Kennebec Valley Community College .... 52

Coastal Enterprises, Inc. .......................... 85

Kent Nutrition Group .............................. 128

Community Health Options ..................... 89

SwarmAG ................................................... 49

Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry ............... Lobby

Pen Bay Tractor ........................ 26, 27, 30, 31

Conservation Law FoundationLegal Food Hub ......................................... 68

Kramer’s Inc ................... 23, 24, 25, 32, 33, 34

Maine Farm Bureau............................. 11, 12

SomaDetect ............................................... 129

Kubota Tractor Corp ............................. 18,39

Maine Farmland Trust ............................. 82

ReVision Energy, LLC .............................. 54

Kuhn North America ..... 15, 16, 17, 40, 41, 42

Maine Federation of Farmers’ Markets ..... 45

Leader Evaporator Co., Inc. ............. 156-157

Maine Grain Alliance ............................... 55

Living Acres .............................................. 65

Maine Grains ............................................. 64

Luces Meats .............................................. 160

Maine Landscape & Nursery Association Ornamental Horticulture Council ......... 115

Nutrien ......................................................... 2 Dairy One ................................................... 79 Dale A Thomas & Sons Inc ...................... 109 Farm Credit East, ACA .............................. 6 Farmers Draft Horse, Mule & Pony Club .............................................. 143 Fedco Seeds, Inc.......................................... 88 Feed Commodities International, Inc. ... 114 Finance Authority of Maine (FAME) ..... 51 LS. Bilodeau Inc. ...................................... 154

Maine AgrAbility-University of Maine Cooperative Extension ............................ 132 Maine Agricultural & Forest Experiment Station-University of Maine ................... 137 Maine Agricultural Mediation Program .............................................. Lobby Maine Agriculture in the Classroom ........................................... Lobby Maine Alpaca Association ...................... 102 Maine Antique Tractor Club .................. 155 Maine Aquaculture Association ................ 3 Maine Association of Agricultural Fairs ........................................................... 71

EXHIBITOR NAME

BOOTH # EXHIBITOR NAME

Maine Pork Producers...............................159 Maine Sheep Breeders Association ........... 1 Maine State Beekeepers Association ........ 8

BOOTH #

Poulin Grain, Inc ...................................... 83 Rimol Greenhouse Systems .................... 149 SARE .......................................................... 90 Scythe Supply ............................................ 81 Suga Country Products ............................ 87 U.S. Department of Labor: Wage & Hour Division ............................. 128 UMaine Cooperative Extension-Maine Risk Management and Crop Insurance Education Program .......................... 130, 131

Maine State Grange .................................. 48

Union Farm Equipment, Inc ................ 28,29

Maine State Pomological Society/ Maine Vegetable & Small Fruit Growers Association ................................................... 70

United Farmer Veterans of Maine .......... 14 University of Maine Cooperative Extension ................................... 138, 139, 140

Maine Sustainable Agriculture Society ..... 91

University of Maine-School of Food and Agriculture ........................................ 136

Maine Tree Farm Committee .................... 4 Maine Warden Service ............................. 50 Maine Winery Guild ................................ 101

USDA Rural Development ....................... 145 USDA, Farm Service Agency .................. 147 USDA, NASS - NERO ............................... 146

Maine Association of Conservation Districts ...................................................... 44

Mainely Nu Pulse ...................................... 92

Maine Beef Producers Association ........ 103

Misty Acres Alpaca Farm ........................ 94

Maine Bug Watch- Invasive Pest ............. 80

MOFGA ...................................................... 66

Waterman Farm Machinery ............ 106, 107, 108, 133, 134, 135

Maine Cheese Guild .................................. 77

New England Galloway Group ............... 100

Wellscroft Fence Systems, LLC ........... 98,99

Maine Dairy Industry Association (MDIA) ....................................................... 141

Northeast Livestock Expo ........................ 72

Windy Hill Restoration ............................ 93

Maine Dairy Promotion Board/ Nutrition Council ..................................... 142

Organic Valley/CROPP Cooperative ...... 113

Wood-Mizer ........................................... 95, 96

Paris Farmers Union ....................... 104, 105

Maine Maple Producers ........................ 9, 10

USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service .............................. 148


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ARNOLD ROOM

HOWARD ROOM

KNOX ROOM

WASHINGTON/ YORK ROOM

ANDROSCOGGIN ROOM

AROOSTOOK ROOM

CUMBERLAND ROOM

FORT WESTERN ROOM

8:30 AM 9 AM 10 AM 11 AM

Maine Christmas Tree Association Meeting

Maine Milk Commission Meeting Beginning Farmer Resources Network

12 PM 1 PM 2 PM

MOFGA Association Meeting

Ag Resources Development Division and get real. get Maine! (in Aroostook, Cumberland & Androscoggin Rooms)

SCORE Business Workshop

SCORE Business Workshops FAQs with the business advisors— sign up in advance for topics and times

3 PM

FSMA and GAP Workshop Series for Produce Growers Workshop I (9-10) Workshop II (10-11) Workshop III (1-2)

Maine Board of Pesticides Control: Pesticide Applicator Exam Training for Growers

Branding and Marketing — Hannaford Workshop Maine Hemp Farmers’ Roundtable Discussion

4 PM

MEETINGS & PRESENTATIONS: TUESDAY, JAN. 15 Presentation Details for Tuesday, Jan. 15 8:30 AM–4:00 PM

Maine Christmas Tree Association Meeting (Arnold Room) Association business meeting, instructional topics about Maine Christmas trees, and pesticide credits.

9:00 AM–5:00 PM

Beginning Farmer Resources Network (Knox Room) Are you a “beginning farmer or rancher?” According to the USDA, a beginning farmer or rancher means an individual or entity who has not operated a farm or ranch, or who has operated a farm or ranch for not more than 10 consecutive years. If you answered “Yes!”, be sure to visit the Knox Room to connect with the Beginning Farmer Resource Network of Maine. Agricultural and business service providers are on-hand to meet you and listen to your ideas and questions. Benefit from a 1-on-1 discussion or attend a “mini-workshop” on topics posted outside the Knox Room.

9:00 AM–4:00 PM

MOFGA Association Meeting (Washington/York Room) The Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association (MOFGA) is the oldest and largest state organic organization in the country. Presentations about certified organic agriculture management, planning and current trends and topics, and annual business meeting of the membership.

9:00 AM–4:00 PM

Ag Resources Development Division and Get Real. Get Maine! (Androscoggin/Aroostook Room) Meet the team working to promote Maine agriculture across the state, country and globe! Promotions and marketing: Update get real. get Maine! producer profile, sign up to partake in promotions of annual events such as Open Farm Day, Maine Maple Sunday®, Maine Apple Day, Open Creamery Day, Open Winery Day and more. Learn about goals for expanding your marketing in Maine and beyond: where can you showcase your products to customers in 2019?

Business planning and technical assistance: Labor topics, senior farm share, agricultural development support and financing. Look for updated schedules at www.getrealmaine.com and follow along with #GrowMaineAg.

9:00 AM–4:00 PM

Maine Board of Pesticides Control: Pesticide Applicator Exam Training for Growers (Fort Western Room) **Pre-registration required 9-9:30 a.m. check-in for Core Exam Training / Proctored Core Exam Testing Pre-register and learn more: www.maine.gov/dacf/php/pesticides/ applicators/applicator_resources.html

9:00 AM–4:00 PM

MOFGA Association Meeting (Piscataquis/Sagadahoc Room) Presentations about certified organic management, planning and current topics from Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association. Annual business meeting of the Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association.

9:00 AM–11:00 AM

Maine Farm Bureau (Somerset Room) Maine Farm Bureau is a true grassroots organization made up of members working in the farm, forest and fishing industries. Our members work together to identify key issues that are lobbied for in your town, at the State House and in Washington D.C. Our goal is to advocate for policies and practices that create growth and prosperity for those who harvest everything from land and sea. In addition to our work to ensure the sustainability and profitability of all sizes and types of farms, we have an experienced knowledge base that is available for young, new and interested farmers. Join us to learn about the legislative issues that will impact your business and how Maine Farm Bureau can help you succeed!

9:00 AM–11:00 AM

Maine Farm Labor Link (Hancock Room) How to stay staffed throughout the summer. In a tight labor market, what are your strategies to keep your farming operations rolling this coming season? In this panel session, the Farm Labor Link Network will examine hiring incentive programs, the


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PISCATAQUIS ROOM

SAGADAHOC ROOM

SOMERSET ROOM

HANCOCK ROOM

Maine Farm Bureau

Maine Farm Labor Link

KENNEBEC/ PENOBSCOT

WALDO ROOM

OXFORD ROOM

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LINCOLN ROOM

8:30 AM 9 AM 10 AM 11 AM 12 PM 1 PM 2 PM

MOFGA Association Meeting

ReVision Energy: Solar Energy for Maine Agriculture

Maine Board of Pesticides Control: Pesticide Applicator Recertification

Nutrient Management Program Meeting

9:30 AM–4:00 PM

Maine Board of Pesticides Control: Pesticide Applicator Recertification (Kennebec/Penobscot) 10:00 AM–11:00 AM

Business Planning and Financial Management Strategies—SCORE Workshop (Aroostook Room) SCORE business advisors and service providers share strategies to assist with your farm business success day to day, month to month and year to year. Free resources for farms of all types, sizes and business duration. One-on-one appointments available with advance reservation.

9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

FSMA and GAP Workshop Series for Produce Growers led by Leah Cook (Cumberland Room) 9–10 am: Workshop I — #FSMAFacts-What You Need to Know About the Produce Safety Rule

Join Leah Cook and the Department of Ag to learn what’s required by FSMA’s Produce Safety Rule, how it affects you, and who qualifies for which exemptions. Bring your questions and your creativity—we’ll help you navigate the law and access the free resources that can help you be confident AND compliant!

Maine Cheese Guild Meeting

Sodexo Meeting

Maine Standardbred Breeders and Owners Assoc. Meeting

3 PM H2A worker program, and pro4 temporary PM vide you with the resources to recruit and retain employees.

Greater Portland Council of Governments

10–11 am: Workshop II — FSMA’s Produce Safety Rule vs GAP-A Side by Side Comparison

The Food Safety Modernization Act is a mandatory federal Rule. Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) Audits are a voluntary certification. Both require planning and paperwork and come with costs and opportunities. Come to this session to learn how their rules and requirements compare, and how you can streamline your planning and on-farm systems for both.

1–2 pm: Workshop III: Bridging the GAP-Opening

Markets and Managing Risks with USDA GAP Audits

Curious about Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) Audits and how they work? Leah Cook of the Department of Ag and Linda Titus of Ag Matters will explain how the USDA GAP Audit program works, what Leah’s inspectors will look for, and solutions to common farm challenges. They will share real costs, real benefits, and the free resources available to help you prepare.

10:00 AM–3:00 PM

Nutrient Management Program Meeting (Waldo Room) Information and continuing education and best management practices about nutrient management and stewardship in agriculture. Continuing education credits are available.

10:00 AM–2:00 PM

Greater Portland Council of Governments (Oxford Room) Come learn about Greater Portland Council of Governments (GPCOG) programs such as: Rural Energy for America Program, Grants and Loans for Farmers and Rural Small Businesses.

10:00 AM–12:00 PM

Maine Cheese Guild Meeting (Lincoln Room) Meet the Maine Cheese Guild. The Maine Cheese Guild supports the cheese making community in Maine through education, marketing, advocacy and more! Come meet the members and learn about Maine cheese.

10:00 AM–12:00 PM

Maine Milk Commission Meeting (Howard Room) Informational meeting with update about market conditions for milk.

11:00 AM–12:00 PM

ReVision Energy — Solar Energy for Maine Agriculture (Somerset Room) Learn how Maine agricultural businesses are using solar energy to lower their energy costs and reduce their fuel usage. Join ReVision Energy for a solar energy discussion which will include updates on LED lighting, heat pump technology, battery storage and EV chargers. Presented by Nate Bowie.

1:00 PM–2:00 PM

Sodexo Meeting (Lincoln Room) This will provide an in-depth look at how purchasing data can inform farmers of potential market demand. Learn how one food service company approaches local food at a statewide level, understand how tracking purchases can

inform the food system of institutional demand, and how we can improve our communication throughout the system. Presented by Maeve McInnis, Maine Course Director.

3:00 PM–4:00 PM

Branding and Marketing— Hannaford Workshop (Cumberland) Branding yourself in the Age of Social Media Maine Marketing agency focused on supporting Maine businesses and entrepreneur. Featuring Cre8iv Company, LLC President Matt Beach. Sponsored by Hannaford.

3:00 PM–4:00 PM

Maine Standardbred Breeders and Owners Assoc. Meeting (Oxford Room) 4:00 PM–5:00 PM

Maine Hemp Farmers' Roundtable Discussion and Symposium (Fort Western Room) All licensed Maine hemp farmers welcome. Please submit poster or research presentation summaries to erica@lovegrownhealing.com. This will be a presentation of current research as well as a discussion about ways to connect and work together to promote Maine hemp as a national branding tool, to assist small farmers in their marketing strategies.


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ARNOLD ROOM

HOWARD ROOM

KNOX ROOM

WASHINGTON/ YORK ROOM

ANDROSCOGGIN ROOM

AROOSTOOK ROOM

CUMBERLAND ROOM

Beginning Farmer Resource Network (BFRN) Workshop

Ag Resources Development Division, Get Real. Get Maine!

FORT WESTERN ROOM

8 AM 9 AM 10 AM 11 AM

Maine State Pomological Society Annual Meeting

Beginning Farmer Resource Network

Maine Maple Syrup Producers Association Meeting

12 PM 1 PM 2 PM

Beginning Farmer Resource Network (BFRN) Workshop

3 PM

SCORE Business Workshops

Beginning Farmer Resource Network (BFRN) Workshop Beginning Farmer Resource Network Workshop

Get Growing! Hannaford Workshop Get Growing! The Maine Grocers & Food Producers Workshop

4 PM 5 PM 6 PM

FAQs with the business advisors— sign up in advance for topics and times

Maine Vegetable and Small Fruit Growers Association Annual Meeting

Kennebec County Extension Association Annual Meeting

Ag Policy Platform Meeting

get real. get Maine! Producer Showcase

The Maine Grocers & Food Producers Association Meet and Greet Reception

MEETINGS & PRESENTATIONS: WEDNESDAY, JAN. 16 Presentation Details for Wednesday, Jan. 16 8:00 AM–3:15 PM

Maine Woodland Owners Annual Meeting and Forestry Forum (Augusta/Capitol/Pine Tree Room) Maine Woodland Owners will be holding our Annual Meeting and Forestry Forum during the Agricultural Trades Show on Wednesday, January 16th, from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm. The day-long event will begin with our Annual Meeting for members for about an hour and then transition to our Forestry Forum. The Forestry Forum will include informative presentations on topics important to woodland owners, as well as door prizes, a silent auction and entertainment. The Forestry Forum is free and open to the public. We look forward to seeing you there!

8:55 AM–2:30 PM

Maine Maple Syrup Producers Association Meeting (Washington/ York Room) Maple syrup contest entries due 9:00 a.m. for judging. Educational information about maple and business management and industry trends. Annual Business Meeting of the Maine Maple Producers’ Association. Remember to update your information and register for Maine Maple Sunday 2019.

9:00 AM–6:00 PM

Ag Resources Development Division, Get Real. Get Maine! (Cumberland Room) Meet the team working to promote Maine agriculture across the state, country and globe! Promotions and marketing: Update get real. get Maine! producer profile, sign up to partake in promotions of annual events such as Open Farm Day, Maine Maple Sunday, Maine Apple Day, Open Creamery

Day, Open Winery Day and more. Learn about goals for expanding your marketing in Maine and beyond: where can you showcase your products to customers in 2019? Business planning and technical assistance: Labor topics, senior farm share, agricultural development support and financing. Look for updated schedules at www.getrealmaine.com and follow along with #GrowMaineAg

9:00 AM–6:00 PM

Maine Board of Pesticides Control: Pesticides Applicator Recertification (Kennebec/Penobscot Room) Maine board of pesticides staff and experts present information for applicator recertification.

9:00 AM–4:00 PM

Maine Vegetable and Small Fruit Growers Association Annual Meeting (Ft. Western Room) Membership meeting and educational talks featuring experts who will address important management topics for vegetable and small fruit growers. Maine Vegetable and Small Fruit Growers includes more than 120 commercial vegetable and small fruit growers who raise 100 different crops stewarded over thousands of acres of Maine farmland as part of Maine’s economy. Membership registration: http://mvsfga.org/join.html *NOTE: There is a $10 registration fee for non-members to attend the meeting.


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PISCATAQUIS ROOM

SAGADAHOC ROOM

SOMERSET ROOM

KENNEBEC/ PENOBSCOT

HANCOCK ROOM

WALDO ROOM

OXFORD ROOM

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AUGUSTA/CAPITOL/ PINE TREE ROOM

LINCOLN ROOM

8 AM 9 AM 10 AM

Maine Farm Bureau

Maine Winery Guild Meeting

Maine Forest Service Meeting

11 AM 12 PM 1 PM

Maine Grass Farmers Network Meeting

Maine Farmland Trust

Maine State Florists’ Growers’ Association

Maine Board of Pesticides Control: Pesticides Applicator Recertification

ReVision Energy Meeting

2 PM

Nutrient Management Program Meeting

3 PM 4 PM

Bartlett Yarns Inc. Meeting

5 PM 6 PM

9:00 AM–3:00 PM

Beginning Farmer Resource Network — Are you a “beginning farmer or rancher?” (Knox Room) According to the USDA a beginning farmer or rancher means an individual or entity who has not operated a farm or ranch, or who has operated a farm or ranch for not more than 10 consecutive years. If you answered, “Yes!” be sure to visit the Knox Room to connect with the Beginning Farmer Resource Network of Maine. Agricultural and business service providers are on-hand to meet you and listen to your ideas and questions. Benefit from a 1-on-1 discussion or attend a “mini-workshop” on topics posted outside the Knox Room.

9:00 AM–3:00 PM

Maine State Pomological Society Annual Meeting (Arnold/Howard Room) The Maine State Pomological Society, a nonprofit organization incorporated in 1873, is comprised of apple orchards throughout the state dedicated to strengthening the sector as well as the agricultural industry in Maine.

Maine Sheep Breeders Association Meeting

Maine Landscape and Nursery Association

Maine Beef Producers Association Meeting

WIC Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program

Maine Woodland Owners Annual Meeting and Forestry Forum

Kent Feeds Nutrition Seminar

Read ME! Maine Ag in The Classroom

Session includes educational presentations for crop management and planning, and annual meeting of the Organization.

9:00 AM–12:00 PM

Maine Winery Guild Meeting (Piscataquis Room) Come meet the Maine Winery Guild! The Maine Winery Guild supports Maine Winery businesses through promotion, industry growth and development, and economic programs designed to strengthen and expand the potential of all our members.

9:00 AM–11:00 AM

Beginning Farmer Resource Network (BFRN) Workshop — Digging into Soils (Aroostook Room) Join soil scientists and farmers who have worked together to apply innovative strategies to improve soil health. Learn how different soil types influence management and what methods farmers are using to increase soil health, decrease fertility needs, and improve soil water management. For more details about these workshop and the Beginning Farmer Resource Net-

work of Maine, please see extension. umaine.edu/beginning-farmer-resourcenetwork/upcoming-events.

10:00 AM–3:00 PM

9:00 AM–11:00 AM

Information and continuing education, and best management practices about nutrient management and stewardship in agriculture. Continuing education credits are available.

Maine Farm Bureau (Somerset Room) Maine Farm Bureau is a true grassroots organization made up of members working in the farm, forest and fishing industries. Our members work together to identify key issues that are lobbied for in your town, at the State House and in Washington D.C. Our goal is to advocate for policies and practices that create growth and prosperity for those who harvest everything from land and sea. In addition to our work to ensure the sustainability and profitability of all sizes and types of farms, we have an experienced knowledge base that is available for young, new and interested farmers. Join us to learn about the legislative issues that will impact your business and how Maine Farm Bureau can help you succeed!

Nutrient Management Program Meeting (Waldo Room)

10:00 AM–12:00 PM

Beginning Farmer Resource Network (BFRN) Workshop — Gearing up after Buying Land (Androscoggin Room) You’ve purchased your farm land, now how do you set up the infrastructure to make it work for you now and into the future? Learn how farmers have worked with technical service providers to realize their production and financial goals. For more details about these workshop and the Beginning Farmer Resource Network of Maine, please see extension. umaine.edu/beginning-farmer-resourcenetwork/upcoming-events/

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Maine Forest Service Meeting (Hancock Room) Farming successfully with carnivores is not just about using good animal husbandry practices. It is also about understanding the ecology of the carnivores on your farm, and managing the habitats that enable them and their prey to live stable lives. The result is a healthy biodiverse landscape on your farm. Come join us as a collaboration of forester, ecologist, farmer and carnivore biologist share how this all works together.

11:00 AM–12:00 PM

1:00 PM–5:00 PM

12:00 PM–2:00 PM

The Maine Beef Producers Association (MBPA) meeting includes educational presentations, annual meeting and board of directors meeting.

Maine Landscape and Nursery Association (Oxford Room) Maine Grass Farmers Network Meeting (Piscataquis Room) Caragh B. Fitzgerald Associate Extension Professor, University of Maine Cooperative Extension will give a presentation about pasture and hayfield management. The Dirty Dozen: Identifying and managing the most challenging weeds in pastures and hayfields.

Maine Beef Producers Association Meeting (Waldo Room)

Your woodlands can be an economic and ecological asset for your farm. Learn how you 1:00 PM–2:00 PM Maine Farmland Trust — Accessing can work with local professionals to make a ReVision Energy Meeting — Solar plan and realize your resource beyond your Capital Through Agricultural field’s edge. Program features farmers and Energy for Maine Agriculture Conservation Easements (Oxford Room) professionals from the Maine Forest Service, Natural Resource Conservation Service, and Whether you own a property or are looking to (Somerset Room) buy agricultural lands, Conservation Easements Learn how Maine agricultural businesses Soil & Water Conservation Districts. For more details about these workshop can provide financial compensation to reinvest are using solar energy to lower their energy in your property, aid in the generational transfer costs and reduce their fuel usage. Join ReVi- and the Beginning Farmer Resource Netof land, or help make a farm purchase more af- sion Energy for a solar energy discussion work of Maine, please see extension. fordable. Join the Maine Farmland Trust in an which will include updates on LED lighting, umaine.edu/beginning-farmer-resourceinteractive workshop to answer your questions heat pump technology, battery storage and network/upcoming-events. about Agricultural Conservation Easements and EV chargers. Presented by Nate Bowie. learn through case studies the different ways in 2:00 PM–3:00 PM which they have been utilized here in Maine.

1:00 PM–3:00 PM

Maine State Florists' Growers' Association (Sagadahoc Room) Educational presentations and meetings of the association for industry topics and trends.

11:00 AM–2:00 PM

can buy Maine goods across the state to help grow Maine agriculture! Featured purveyors include: A Wrinkle in Thyme Farm, Maine Winery Guild, Grey Goose Gourmet, Riverside Lavender Farm, Christopher Hastings Confections, and more! Learn more at www.getrealmaine.com.

5:00 PM–7:00 PM

Kennebec County Extension Association Annual Meeting (Arnold/Howard Room) Come learn how to support the agriculture community through volunteer opportunities. The meeting will also include a brief annual meeting of the Kennebec County Extension Association. Light refreshments will be served.

Kent Feeds Nutrition Seminar Beginning Farmer Resource Network (Lincoln Room) Workshop — Problem Solving Animal nutrition presentation by Kent Feeds. Resources: Figuring out who to call 5:00 PM–7:00 PM (Aroostook Room) 3:00 PM–5:00 PM Maine Sheep Breeders Association Hear from experienced farmers who’ve worked Bartlett Yarns Inc. Meeting Meeting (Somerset) with professional agricultural and business service providers to solve a variety of problems (Piscataquis Room)

on their farms. Learn how service providers can help you identify problems and strategize/ plan solutions to become trusted members of your professional resource team. For more details about these workshop Ana Pedre, Vendor Specialist will give insight on Maine’s Women, Infants and Chil- and the Beginning Farmer Resource Netdren’s (WIC) program purpose, eligible work of Maine, please see extension. foods, requirements, and process. Apply to umaine.edu/beginning-farmer-resourcenetwork/upcoming-events. become a Maine WIC farmer.

WIC Farmers' Market Nutrition Program (Lincoln)

5:00 PM–7:00 PM

get real. get Maine! Producer Beginning Farmer Resource Network Showcase (Aroostook/Androscoggin) (BFRN) Workshop — Making Your Meet the makers of, and shop for, Maine’s best agricultural food, artisan crafted prodWoods Work for You ucts and more. Enjoy an evening at the show and get to know how and where you (Androscoggin Room) 2:00 PM–4:00 PM

10:00 AM–11:00 AM

11:00 AM–4:00 PM

Growing! Series features buyers and retailers who can provide the specific information from quality controls, to delivery/distribution, and pricing to help you set realistic goals for your product to be competitive in the marketplace. Come with questions, leave with connections!

Bartlettyarns is famous for its Maine wool yarn, roving and other fine products. In addition to retail products, Bartlettyarns provides custom processing services to fiber producing friends.

3:00 PM–4:00 PM

Get Growing! Hannaford Workshop (Washington/York Room) Get growing: Wholesaler and Retailer Relationships Learn from current Hannaford vendors who started small and grew their business relationships. Panel includes Maine Pie Company Jill Miller, Plucked Fresh Salsa, Kelly Towle, and Pineland Farm’s Justin Gray and Hannaford team members.

4:00 PM–5:00 PM

Get Growing! Maine Grocers & Food Producers Association Panel (Cumberland Room) Demystify the Entry to Market. This Get

5:00 PM–7:00 PM

Read ME! Maine Ag in The Classroom (Hancock Room) Presentation of suggested activities for the March "Read ME Agriculture" program. In 2019, the book will be Maple Syrup from the Sugar House by Laurie Lazzaro Knowlton. Want to sign up as a volunteer reader, or share information with PreK - 4th grade schools or teachers? This is a great opportunity to learn more about this popular agricultural education activity!

5:00 PM–6:30 PM

Ag Policy Platform Meeting (Washington/York) Learn about the ag policy platform and provide farmer input.


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ARNOLD ROOM

9 AM

HOWARD ROOM

KNOX ROOM

11 AM

1 PM 2 PM

ANDROSCOGGIN ROOM

Ag Policy Platform Meeting

UMaine Cooperative Extension Ag Leadership Training Workshop

AROOSTOOK ROOM

Maine Nutrition Council of Maine

10 AM

12 PM

CAPITOL/PINE TREE ROOM

UMaine Climate & Agriculture Network: Beginning Farmer Weather-based Resource Network crop management tools

Maine Federation of Farmers’ Markets Annual Meeting

CUMBERLAND ROOM

FORT WESTERN ROOM

Ag Resources Development Division, get real. get Maine! SCORE Business Workshops & FAQs— sign up in advance

Maine Pork Producers Annual Meeting

UMaine Cooperative Extension Strawberry School

PISCATAQUIS/ SAGADAHOC ROOM

Maine Sustainable Ag Society Sessions

MEETINGS & PRESENTATIONS: THURSDAY, JAN. 17

Presentation Details for Thursday, Jan. 17 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

FSMA and GAP Workshop Series for Produce Growers led by Leah Cook (Hancock Room) 9–10 am: Workshop I — #FSMAFacts-What You Need to Know About the Produce Safety Rule

Join Leah Cook and the Department of Ag to learn what’s required by FSMA’s Produce Safety Rule, how it affects you, and who qualifies for which exemptions. Bring your questions and your creativity—we’ll help you navigate the law and access the free resources that can help you be confident AND compliant!

10–11 am: Workshop II — FSMA’s Produce Safety Rule vs GAP-A Side by Side Comparison

The Food Safety Modernization Act is a mandatory federal Rule. Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) Audits are a voluntary certification. Both require planning and paperwork and come with costs and opportunities. Come to this session to learn how their rules and requirements compare, and how you can streamline your planning and on-farm systems for both.

1–2 pm: Workshop III: Bridging the GAP-Opening

Markets and Managing Risks with USDA GAP Audits

Curious about Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) Audits and how they work? Leah Cook of the Department of Ag and Linda Titus of Ag Matters will explain how the USDA GAP Audit program works, what Leah’s inspectors will look for, and solutions to common farm challenges. They will share real costs, real benefits, and the free resources available to help you prepare.

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Ag Policy Platform Meeting (Arnold) Learn about the ag policy platform and provide farmer input.

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Maine Sustainable Ag Society Sessions (Piscataquis/Sagadahoc) Two-part sessions: Enterprise Budget Tool and Precision Agriculture. Part I: Demonstration of the enterprise budget tool for farm business planning. Bring your computer and sign up for 1 on 1 sessions in the afternoon for real-time training. Part II: Farmer led panel on sensor technology. Geared for year-round growers, this panel features farmers who currently use sensors in their operations. Learn pros and cons of different systems and uses, cost analysis, and scalable forms of the technology. Come to listen and ask questions!

9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Beginning Farmer Resource Network (Knox Room) Are you a “beginning farmer or rancher?” According to the USDA, a beginning farmer or rancher means an individual or entity who has not operated a farm or ranch, or who has operated a farm or ranch for not more than 10 consecutive years. If you answered “Yes!”, be sure to visit the Knox Room to connect with the Beginning Farmer Resource Network of Maine.

Agricultural and business service providers are on-hand to meet you and listen to your ideas and questions. Benefit from a 1-on-1 discussion or attend a “mini-workshop” on topics posted outside the Knox Room.

9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

UMaine Climate & Agriculture Network: Weather-based crop management tools (Howard Room) **One Certified Crop Advisor Credit Available for Each 9:00 am–10:00 am: Changing Weather for

Maine Agriculture, Glen Koehler One pesticide applicator recertification credit

This presentation looks at what temperature and precipitation trends from recent decades, what weather projections for the next 30 years tell us, and some strategies farmers can use to increase resilience to extreme weather.

10:05 am –10:55 am: Weather Tool Show and Tell, Sonja Birthisel & Erin Roche

how this tool can help you interpret the effect of weather on your management decisions during the season, and to evaluate your spray program after the season to prepare for next year.

12:00 pm–12:55 pm: Lunch 1:00pm–1:55pm: An Irrigation Primer, John Jemison & Mark Hutchinson

Irrigation is a critical tool for protecting against drought stress. Learn to determine when it’s the right time to irrigate, how much water is needed, and the best type of irrigation for your farm.

2:00 pm–3:00 pm: A Rainfall Index Insurance Program for Grassland, Erin Roche

Learn about a crop insurance program that could be a valuable risk management tool to mitigate the effects of drierthan-normal weather on hay or grazing acres. Feel free to bring your own laptop to follow along.

9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Learn about a variety of weather-based tools that may help you make more informed farm decisions. We will showcase a range of tools from the very basic to the more complex, then open the floor to your ideas and discussion.

UMaine Cooperative Extension Strawberry School (Fort Western Room)

11:00 am–12:00 pm: Ag Radar – Using Weath-

David Handley, Vegetable & Small Fruit Specialist, leads a full-day workshop for growers interested in commercial strawberry production. Pre- registration requested. Call 207.933.2100 to register for strawberry school.

er to Inform Pest Management, Glen Koehler

One pesticide applicator recertification credit. Ag Radar is a weather-based pest management tool for apple growers. Learn

**Pre-Registration required


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9 AM 10 AM 11 AM 12 PM

SOMERSET ROOM

HANCOCK ROOM

Maine Farm to School Network

FSMA and GAP Workshop Series for Produce Growers

USDA Food and Nutrition Services Farmer Support Team Q&A

1 PM 2 PM

Workshop I (9-10)

KENNEBEC/ PENOBSCOT

Maine Board of Pesticides Control: Pesticides Applicator Recertification

Workshop II (10-11)

WALDO ROOM

Greater Portland Council of Governments (GPCOG)

Maine Board of Pesticides Control: Pesticides Applicator Recertification (Kennebec/Penobscot) 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Ag Resources Development Division, get real. get Maine! (Cumberland Room) Meet the team working to promote Maine agriculture across the state, country and globe! Promotions and marketing: Update get real. get Maine! producer profile, sign up to partake in promotions of annual events such as Open Farm Day, Maine Maple Sunday, Maine Apple Day, Open Creamery Day, Open Winery Day and more. Learn about goals for expanding your marketing in Maine and beyond: where can you showcase your products to customers in 2019? Business planning and technical assistance: Labor topics, senior farm share, agricultural development support and financing. Look for updated schedules at www.getrealmaine.com and follow along with #GrowMaineAg.

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

WIC Farmers' Market Nutrition Program (Lincoln Room) Ana Pedre, Vendor Specialist will give insight on Maine’s Women, Infants and Children’s (WIC) program purpose, eligible foods, requirements, and process. Apply to become a Maine WIC farmer.

AUGUSTA ROOM

Growing Maine Ag—Your Next Sales Opportunity!

Meet the makers (And shop for) Maine’s best agricultural food, artisan crafted products, and more

Enjoy an evening at the show and get to know how and where you can buy Maine goods across the state to help grow Maine agriculture!

Featured purveyors include:

9:00 AM - 11:00 AM 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM

LINCOLN ROOM

WIC Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program

SCORE Workshop

USDA Workshop: Loans & Grants

Workshop III (1-2)

OXFORD ROOM

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Maine Farm to School Network (Somerset Room) Come learn about farm to school programs in Maine! The Maine Farm to School Network works to coordinate and support farm to school programs throughout Maine. The network joins students, teachers, school nutritionists, parents, farmers, and groups who support child nutrition and Maine agriculture.

9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Maine Nutrition Council of Maine (Androscoggin/Aroostook Room) Maine Nutrition Council: Counting on Consumers

Join the Maine Nutrition Council to learn about innovative approaches to keeping consumers connected to supporting local agriculture. Presented by Kathy Savoie, MS, RD Extension Educator.

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Business Planning and Financial Management Strategies—SCORE Workshop (Waldo Room) SCORE business advisors and service providers share strategies to assist with your farm business success day to day, month to month and year to year. Free resources for farms of all types, sizes and business duration. One-on-one appointments available with advance reservation.

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Growing Maine Ag—Your Next Sales Opportunity! (Augusta Room)

Do you plan to grow your business through targeted sales events and trade shows across the region and country? Attend this training! Participants will receive guidance on these events connect producers with customers. Learn more at info@getrealmaine.com

10:00 AM–12:00 PM

Maine Federation of Farmers’ Market Annual Meeting (Capitol/Pine Tree Room)

A WRINKLE IN THYME FARM | MAINE WINERY GUILD | GREY GOOSE GOURMET | RIVERSIDE LAVENDER FARM | CHRISTOPHER HASTINGS CONFECTIONS | AND MORE!

Learn more at www.getrealmaine.com 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Maine Pork Producers Annual Meeting (Androscoggin/Aroostook Room)

Attend the annual meeting of the Maine Come learn about Maine Pork Production Federation of Farmers Markets. Learn and how to be a part of the Maine Pork Promore about Maine farmers markets at ducers Association. www.mainefarmersmarkets.org.

10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Greater Portland Council of Governments (GPCOG) (Oxford Room)

12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

UMaine Cooperative Extension Ag Leadership Training Workshop (Arnold Room)

Come learn about Greater Portland Council of Governments (GPCOG) programs **Pre-Registration required such as: Rural Energy for America Pro- Contact 1-800-287-1495 to register. gram, Grants and Loans for Farmers and Maine farmers, production and agriculRural Small Businesses. tural trade group members invited to attend. Session is led by University of Maine Cooperative Extension staff and will address skills 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM for farmers to actively support their association, including promotions, member retenUSDA Food and Nutrition Services tion and recruitment, and strategic planning.

Farmer Support Team Q&A (Somerset Room)

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Visit with USDA Food and Nutrition Services to learn about supplying nutritious USDA Workshop: Ag Loans and Grants foods through food distribution, child nu- (Waldo) trition programs, SNAP, and farmers’ market nutrition programs. Learn more at Is a USDA loan or grant right for you? Come www.fns.usda.gov/programs-and-services. learn more about the Value-Added Producer Grant (VAPG) and renewable/energy efficiency improvement opportunities through the Rural Energy for America Program (REAP). Presented by Rural Development office.


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Thank you for DRIVING Maine Agriculture into the Future with these specialty license plates!

Learning at the Maine Agricultural Trades Show Agriculture is an important part of Maine. The efforts of Maine farmers provide many important items that we use in our lives.

Test your knowledge by completing these trivia questions during your time visiting the Maine Agricultural Trades Show booths!

The impact of Agriculture Education programs this year was greater than ever across the state! Almost 200,000 Maine students participated in Agriculture programs funded by these plates!

Our “Read ME Agriculture” project, held in March, has grown to over 700 classrooms annually. Volunteer readers are needed!

The 2019 book, “Maple Syrup from the Sugarhouse” will be featured at The Trade Show in the Maine Ag in the Classroom Booth and modeled in a special session on Wednesday, January 16 from 5 to 7 PM.

Bring this completed page to the information booth on the auditorium floor to learn more and get your score!

• List four examples of fresh fruits and vegetables grown by Maine farmers:

• What kinds of meat are produced in Maine?

• What county in Maine produces the largest quantity of maple syrup in the United States?

JOIN US! • Name three types of foods that can be made with milk:

• Name the types of animals that produce milk to make these foods:

• List three places where you can find Maine-grown food:

• Name four types of tools and machines that are on display at the Agricultural Trades Show that Maine farmers can use on their farms:

For more information visit MaineAgintheClassroom.org Or contact the office at maitc@maine.gov


Save the dates!

Maine Agriculture is growing year-round. Help it grow by attending one of these events: MAINE MAPLE SUNDAY – Fourth Sunday in March, Statewide MAINE FLOWER SHOW – Fourth weekend in March, Statewide “READ ME” PROGRAM – March, Statewide Classrooms across Maine NELE—NORTHEAST AGRICULTURAL EXHIBITION – May 2019, Windsor Fairgrounds OPEN FARM DAY – Fourth Sunday in July, Statewide MAINE APPLE DAY – September, 2019, Statewide OPEN WINERY DAY – September, 2019, Statewide OPEN CREAMERY DAY – October, 2019, Statewide Find more Maine agricultural events and up-to-date schedules for farm tours, shares, markets, fairs and more at www.getrealmaine.com. Tell us how you’re supporting Maine farm, food, forest and fiber production with #GrowMaineAg Want to grow your agricultural event? Email info@getrealmaine.com or call 207-287-3491!

Thank you to our sponsors! FRIENDS OF MAINE AGRICULTURAL TRADES SHOW: JOHNNY'S SELECTED SEEDS • COMMUNITY HEALTH OPTIONS • SCORE MAINE SOMADETECT • UMAINE COOPERATIVE EXTENSION NORTHEAST AGRICULTURAL SALES, INC. DEMONSTRATION STAGE SPONSOR: HANNAFORD

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