Agriculture Day at the Legislature, March 21

Tue, 03/19/2019 - 10:45am

AUGUSTA — The Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry (DACF) will be joining representatives of more than 25 nonprofit organizations, industry associations, societies, and others in celebrating Agriculture Day at the Legislature, Thursday, March 21.

The event will take place at the State House, providing the agriculture-based groups an opportunity to interact with legislators and their staff.

Participants will set up displays in the Hall of Flags from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

"Maine Farm Bureau is proud to have participated in Ag Day at the Legislature for many years” said Julie Ann Smith, executive director of the Maine Farm Bureau, in a news release. “We have represented the interests of farmers for the last 67 years because it is critical for legislators to understand the unique needs and contributions of agriculture to Maine’s culture and economy. We are thrilled that the Legislature welcomes all of agriculture on this important day every year to learn more about the important work being done to feed Maine."

The historic Hall of Flags, located on the second floor of the State House, has been the site of numerous public exhibits, press conferences, and events. Ag Day at the Legislature is one of the first annual events scheduled and generally occurs around the first day of spring, according to the release.

The event is coordinated by the Department’s Division of Agricultural Resource Development.