AUGUSTA — The 74th Maine Agricultural Trades Show will run from Tuesday through Thursday at the Augusta Civic Center.

The Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry, which runs the show that highlights state agriculture, said it will feature 40 agricultural organizations and more than 100 exhibits. It is expected to draw 5,000 attendees over three days. Admission is free.

A schedule from the department said that Gov. Paul LePage will appear at the event at noon  Tuesday for a luncheon. A department news release said he’ll “highlight the importance of agriculture to the economy and how Maine supports job creators.”

The department says it will also unveil the recipients of $450,000 in grants to support “innovative projects” across the state. Presentations will cover topics including farm energy, woodlot issues, nutrient management, cheesemaking, making value-added maple syrup products, new pesticide laws and getting a home kitchen licensed.

The show will open at 8 a.m. each day, closing at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 8 p.m. Wednesday and 3 p.m. Thursday. A full schedule is available on the department’s website at