The Maine Department of Agriculture Conservation and Forestry has announced that the annual Maine Agricultural Trades Show will be held online instead of in-person, the week of January 10. The reason: Potential risks to public health amid a sustained surge of COVID-19.
From Bureau of Agriculture, Food and Rural Resources Director Nancy McBrady:
…It became clear that transitioning to an online event is the safest option during a surge in COVID-19 for this year’s Agricultural Trades Show. While we are disappointed we will not be gathering in person as planned, we look forward to celebrating our agricultural community and its many contributions to the State of Maine virtually.
Soon, the DACF will share details of their new online event, including the anticipated schedule and information on how content will be made available to the public. More here.