EXPO 2019: May 16 - 19
WINDSOR FAIRGROUNDS, WINDSOR, MAINE
Helping educate for tomorrow's agriculture
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Kids Day 2019 - Activities

Kid’s Day 2019

 

Tentative activities being planned:

 

 

Operation Game Thief – Maine Game Wardens will be on hand with their trailer to discuss the aspects of poaching wildlife in the State of Maine      

 

Weather 101 - Adam Epstein of Channel 13 will talk about weather and how it affects agriculture.  He will have the weather truck on site and will a bring a camera crew.    

 

Maine State Police Troopers and their K9 partners will put on two demonstrations: 10:30am to 11:30am and 12:30pm to 1:30pm in the gazebo park area.  Troopers Eric Verhille and G.J. Neagle with their K9 partners Clint and Draco will explain the backgrounds of the dogs, the training of the officers and show the dogs’ abilities.  Outside of these two hour demonstrations, the troopers will be on hand to answer questions.  

 

“Be a Beetle Buster;  Learn about invasive tree-killing beetles – how to recognize them, the damage they do to trees, and how to report them”..  Karen Coluzzi – Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry     

 

Central Maine Power – Mark Hall and a coworker will have their safety city on display.   

 

Steve Akeley – from Akeley Equine Dentistry in Damariscotta will show how he works on horse’s teeth at a 10:00am demonstration.  Yes, horses need dentists too !   

 

Draft horses - Teamster Pete Stratton will explain how they use the draft horses on the farm and in the woods. They will give demonstrations about harnessing a horse and twitching logs.     

 

Yaks – Lokie Horn of Wooly & Grunt Farm in Pittston will have two young yaks on exhibit.  He will explain the nature and uses of these amazing animals.   

 

Horses - The Harness Racing Folks of Windsor Fair will have a mare and her two week old foal on exhibition and explain the uses of the animals, how they are fed, exercised, harnessed and their work schedule.   

 

Oxen – Alice Heinrich of Albion will bring her two Hereford oxen.  She will explain the commands used to work the oxen and how they are used on the farm.    

 

Mangalista pigs – Pete and Rob Dusoe from Green Bounty Farm in Albion will have several of these hair-covered pigs on display.  Confirmed

 

USDA APHIS Wildlife – Robin Dyer and Jesse Morris .  Their exhibit will be about wildlife and how to resolve conflicts between wildlife and humans.  We will have animal skulls and furs for identification and discuss rabies prevention, deterrents such as mechanical spiders for preventing woodpecker damage, and other techniques used to help people protect their gardens and property.   

 

Sarah Perkins – from Ledgeway Farm will give short talks on how to make Goat Milk Soap - and why it’s good for you.   

 

Poultry – Central Maine Poultry Fanciers will have chickens on exhibit and show the various eggs that they produce.     

 

The folks of the Windsor Fair Historical Society will be on hand to explain the uses of the buildings and give tours of the old school house and blacksmith shop.     

 

Brea Willette of Wicked Quail and Pork Farm will have an exhibit of Quail (game birds) and their eggs.  They are very eager to answer all questions about them.   

 

What do animals eat?  Donna Coffin of University of Maine Cooperative Extension will explain how livestock eat and discuss their favorite foods.    

 

Swine – Brittany Hemond from Hemond Farms in Minot will have several pigs on hands to show how they use their snouts to root up the ground and eat bugs, etc.  Discussions will occur on the care and many uses of pigs from providing the food we eat to being used as natural ground clearers.     

 

Cheese – Cabot Cheese is providing 1000 packaged cheeses to be handed out by the Mobile Milking Parlor.  The dairy princesses will explain the workings of the mobile milking parlor.    

 

Tractors – Hammond Tractor will have large tractors on site for exhibition.     

 

Rabbits – Western Maine Rabbit Breeders Association will have rabbits available to show how they are held, fed and their fiber (hair) is used to make clothing.       

 

Ambulance –Delta Ambulance will have a unit on site to allow youth to see the inside and learn what the paramedics do, all without the stress of an actual emergency.   

 

Dairy heifer – Lexie, Drake and Lizie Dumont of Albion will be fitting their dairy heifer.  What is “fitting” ?  Stop by and find out.  They will also have small lambs on display.   

 

Smokey Bear - will be driven around the parking lot during lunch to meet with kids.  His escort will be Kent Nelson.    

 

Oakie – from Oakhurst Dairy will be on hand to greet students and take part in the noon parade.   

 

Boer Goats – Williams Romp and Stomp Acres farm will have mother Boer goats on hand to show off their baby goats.   

 

Nigerian goats and their babies – will be on display with Pat Polley of Eliza Rek Farm on hand to explain their uses, feed and methods of containment.     

 

Bees – The Kennebec Beekeepers Association will have an observation hive for participants to view live honey bees in a safe manner.  They will explain the life stages and different types of bees located within a hive, as well as their duties. Hive components, tools, and protective gear will be on display and discussed.       

 

Sheep – Donna Flint of Oak Ridge Farm in Sanford will have various breeds of sheep on display for questions and answers.   

 

Belted Galloway – Andy LeMaistre of Mitchell Ledge Farm in Freeport will be on hand with his Belted Galloways, who will be going to the fairs this summer to be shown.  The Galloway cattle are often black and white and look like Oreo cookies.    

 

4H Beef Cattle – Lauren Pride will be on hand to show off their 4H beef animals and explain how they take care of them and show them at the fairs.   Confirmed

 

Mobile Milking Parlor – will be open and on display.  See how the milk is transferred from the cow to the bulk tank for cooling.    Confirmed

 

Ready Freddy - Rachel Lindsey of Maine VOAD, Inc. would like you to join Ready Freddy to explore what goes into an emergency preparedness kit. Disasters can happen at any time. Some things we just can't prevent but we can prepare. Let's get ready like Ready Freddy.   

 

Sarah Littlefield from Wolfe’s Neck Farm will be on hand with Stonyfield’s truck to talk about yogurt and its many uses.   

 

Trees – Mort Moesswilde and Kent Nelson, Foresters with the Dept of Agriculture, Conservation & Forestry will have samples of trees and explain the uses of their wood.  He will also show how to count rings to determine the age of a tree.      

 

Maple Syrup – Shelly Bacon of Bacon Farm in Sidney will discuss how sap comes from the maple tree and is turned into maple syrup and maple candy.     

 

Spinning wheel – Ann Wishart will show how wool from sheep is spun to eventually be turned into products folks can wear such as mittens, hats, sweaters. There will also be a demonstration on felting.    

 

Mike MacDonald of RMT Farms in Litchfield – will have emus and alpacas on display.  He will discuss caring for the animals.   Confirmed

 

Construction equipment – Travis Benner from McGee Construction will have large construction equipment on display and will explain its various uses.    

 

Disease prevention – Veterinarian, Rachal Fiske will discuss zoonotic diseases and will offer a hand washing challenge station with Glo-germ tools. Students will also be able to test their knowledge of zoonotic diseases and take home a prize for participating.  Confirmed.

 

Manure – Diane Schivera of MOFGA will discuss its origins and use.   

 

Dairy heifer - John Strout, a 4H youth from Farmingdale, will be on hand with his Guernsey heifer to explain the in and outs of raising a young dairy calf.    

 

Wild Blueberries / Peaches – Christine Bozak, who works with Maine Ag in the Classroom,  will explain how blueberries and peaches are grown in the State of Maine.   

 

Aquaculture – Anne Langston will have three tanks of creatures from the sea on exhibit.   

 

Invasive Plants – Taking Over Habitat Near You

Invasive plants like Asiatic bittersweet and Japanese knotweed can take over woods and wetlands, choking out habitat for wildlife and helpful plants.  Come see some invasive plants up close so you can be an invasive plant detective in your town and neighborhood.  Fact cards will be available for teachers to take home.   

 

“Wool and the White House”, join the Maine Sheep Breeders Association to learn presidential wooly good facts.  EWE will have the opportunity to make a presidential wooly felted bracelet from wool roving, manufactured by one of the oldest business’ in Maine!   A take home packet for teachers to use in the classroom full of sheep and wool facts and activities will be available, while supplies last.   

 

Stone Fox Farm Creamery -  will be on hand in the food area with their annual kids day special of $3.00 for one scoop and $5.00 for two scoops.   

 

 

Activities may be subject to change as we work with the presenters for the next year.  



















































































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