The event kicks-off with introductions and networking at 8:30 a.m., Thursday, January 11, 2024, second-floor of the Augusta Civic Center, as part of the Maine Agricultural Trades Show.
Who should attend: Any farmer, food production, hospitality and/or recreation business, or business service provider looking to find resources, create business relationships, and support agritourism in Maine. All awareness levels welcome.
Who’s presenting: Hear from Real Maine staff, and other State of Maine partners, including Department of Economic and Community Development’s Maine Office of Tourism, Domestic Trade Program; plus The Maine Health Inspection Program, and DACF’s Agritourism Course Coach, Chadley Hollas.
Why attend: The Maine Agritourism Summit is an important milestone in nearly a decade of work by DACF and partners to enhance agritourism resources for Maine farms. The Summit aims to expand efforts to support a variety of farm businesses and organizations who seek to network, receive current training on best practices for hosting agricultural events, and learn about agritourism and business planning resources.
Get help preparing for the upcoming year! Learn about free promotional tools for agricultural businesses open to the public. Use the time to register and prepare to host an agricultural event, such as Maine Open Farm Day, and many other on-farm events. Bonus: you can pick up Real Maine’s 2024 Open Farm Day poster at the Summit!
83rd Maine Agricultural Trades Show Occurs January 9, 10, 11, 2024
Free Business Advising Appointments at the Listening Post:Reserve a meeting time or find a drop-in appointment.
Show Location: The Augusta Civic Center address is Community Drive, Augusta, ME 04330. Exit 112 off Interstate 95. Follow the signs for Augusta Civic Center. Public parking is available at the venue.
Attending: There is no admission fee to attend the show.
On-site dining with Maine farm ingredients: New for the 2024 show, Real Maine introduces the Maine Farm Ingredient Food Truck Showcase. Portable Pie Place and Bowlicious food trucks will be set up daily to sell food and beverages throughout the show.
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