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January 05, 2018

Look for CEI at the Maine Agricultural Trades Show Jan 9-11

The 77th Annual Maine Agricultural Trades Show will be held Tuesday, January 9, through Thursday, January 11, 2018, at the Augusta Civic Center. Hosted by the Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry (DACF), the show highlights Maine agriculture and the people involved through demonstrations, presentations and meetings of over 50 major agricultural organizations.

Where can you find CEI?

  • CEI staff will be exhibiting at a booth for the duration of the event.
  • CEI’s food system specialists Gray Harris and Brett Richardson will be available in the Beginning Farmer Resource Network room to talk with interested farmers.
  • Gray Harris will be running the ‘Shark Tank’ session on Thursday from 9-11am where farmers have the opportunity to pitch their farm business ideas to a panel of lenders in a fun, interactive format.

Learn more about the event here.

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