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Maine Association of Agricultural Fairs Annual Convention

Thursday January 24, 2019

2:00-7:00pm – Marketplace Setup -- Casco Bay Room

7:30pm MAAF Board Meeting -- Cumberland Room

Friday January 25, 2019

6:30-8:00am – Marketplace Setup -- Casco Bay Room

6:30-8:30am – Breakfast -- Dining Room

8:00am-4:00-pm – Registration Desk Open -- Casco Bay Room

8:00am-4:00pm – Marketplace Open -- Casco Bay Room

9:30am – Opening Session --Vermont Room Welcome – Kathryn Hunter, MAAF President Remarks from Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation & Forestry

10:00am – Pull Superintendent Training -- Kennebec Room Miles Greenleaf, MDACF

10:00am – Fair Presidents Meeting -- Connecticut Room “Strategic Planning for Ag Business”: Rose Creps AVCOG

10:00am – Harness Racing Discussion- Jerry Lamarre- Rhode Island Room

11:30am – Pine Tree Steer & Ox --York Room

12:15pm – Lunch

12:00-4:00pm – Entertainment Showcase — Casco Bay Hall

12:45pm – Farmer’s Draft Horse, Mule & Pony Club--Rhode Island Room

12:45pm- Blue Ribbon Guest Service Tips -- Vermont Room Rey O’Day IAFE Speaker

1:45pm – Maine Draft Horse & Ox Club -- York Room

1:45pm- CYF- Is your Fair Covered? Insurance -- New Hampshire Room Dan Foster –Foster Agency Insurance, Windsor Fair

2:15pm – Fair Livestock Superintendent’s -- Kennebec Room Michele Walsh/Cindy Kilgore, MDACF

3:00pm – Farmer’s Steer & Ox Club -- Connecticut Room

3:00pm – Fair Evaluator Meet & Greet -- Casco Bay Room Barry Norris, Rayma Ashby, Bill Winslow, Roger Hoffses

4:00pm – AUCTION -- Casco Bay Room Proceeds to benefit 2019 IAFE Zone 1 Convention

8:00pm – Dance

Saturday January 26, 2019

6:30-8:30am – Breakfast -- Dining Room

8:00am – 12:00pm - Registration Desk Open -- Casco Bay Room

8:00am – 3:00pm - Marketplace Open -- Casco Bay Room

8:00am – MALE Annual Meeting -- Kennebec Room

8:30am – Opening Session/Welcome -- Vermont Room Kathryn Hunter, MAAF President

8:30am- Effective Advertising to reach todays Fairgoer---Vermont Room Dirigo Collective Marketing Firm

8:30am – Exhibit Halls (Ex. Hall Supers.) — Connecticut Room Ann-Michele Ames, Fryeburg Fair

10:00am – 2:00pm – Entertainment Showcase -- Casco Bay Hall

10:00am- Gate & Admission Procedures (Round Table) Rhode Island Room Shannon Ayotte, Windsor Fair 10:00am- Waste Management (Round Table) --Kennebec Room Common Ground Fair Staff

10:00am- Ag Education -- Vermont Room Telling the story to your fairgoers: Rayma Ashby & Hope Ricker

11:15am - KEYNOTE SPEAKER – Rey O’Day – IAFE---Vermont Room People, Profits & Quality: Minding Your P’s and Q’s

12:15pm – Lunch

12:45pm – Expert Panel --New Hampshire Room Q&A with Public Safety, State Veterinarian, DHS, Engineers, Quality Assurance & Regulation

12:45pm – Awards (Round Table) Creative Presentations—Rhode Island Room Beth Wadsworth, Fryeburg Fair

12:45pm – Good Help is Hard to Find -- Connecticut Room Staff recruitment, retention & recognition – Tom Foster, Windsor Fair

2:00pm – General Session -- Vermont Room

5:00pm - Banquet