Ag Show Delights!

Sue & Steve Verrill, Jim Owens and Terry Spencer share a moment in the Maine State Grange Booth.

Grange and Agriculture go together like… pick your simile! I had the privilege of spending a couple of hours at the Augusta Civic Center attending what must be one of the last free trade shows in the country. I saw some old friends… learned a lot… and just had a good time in general.  It’s difficult to pick out highlights… but one certainly had to be getting introduced to the “MooMilk” packaging and sharing in the excitement of this product coming to the shelf soon. The short version is that its organic milk produced locally. Look for it and try it. You’ll love the profiles of the local dairy farms on the container! Check it out at

And speaking of previewing, I also got to preview an advance copy of the book we’ll be giving to classes as part of the ReadME program this year. Awesome! the title is Agriculture ME and it truly is about Maine agriculture. I’d say it’s going to be fun to read and the kids will find it interesting too! 

Lots of maple syrup related stuff at the show this year… and a big surprise for me. (more…)