Farming and Agricultural Community Meet for the Agricultural Convention and Trade Show

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ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. -

The New Jersey State Agricultural Convention has once again returned to Atlantic City.

On Wednesday, February 6th, state and local officials, as well as members of the farming and agricultural community in the Garden State, kicked off day one of 104th annual Agricultural Convention and Trade Show at Harrah's Resort in Atlantic City.

The convention is hosted by the New Jersey Department of Agriculture in cooperation with the Vegetable Growers Association of New Jersey and Rutgers New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station.

Officials say the goal of the event is to make sure the farming community has their voices heard.

"They very much want to know that legislation isn't coming into place that overburdens them with too many rules and regulations because it's very hard to farm with so many things coming at them in terms of rules and regulations, that people come up to have a fair dialog and to have their voice hear," said Secretary of the NJDA, Douglas H. Fisher.

The event also featured a keynote address from Senate President Steve Sweeney and the agriculture address from New Jersey Secretary of Agriculture, Douglas Fisher.

The New Jersey State Agricultural Convention and Trade Show is set to continue Thursday with more presentations, vendors, and educational workshops.

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