Large crowd expected for annual farm show

Posted Jan. 10, 2011, at 5:55 a.m.

AUGUSTA, Maine — More than 5,000 people are expected to attend the 70th annual Agricultural Trades Show in Augusta this week.

Organizers of one of Maine’s largest agricultural events say it will feature dozens of lectures, demonstrations and meetings, and more than 100 exhibits featuring the newest in agricultural products, equipment and services. Organizers say it offers opportunities for non-farmers to learn about agriculture and how locally grown food is harvested and processed.

The show will be held Tuesday through Thursday at the Augusta Civic Center. It’s hosted by the Maine Department of Agriculture.