AUGUSTA — More than 5,000 farmers, woodland owners, livestock breeders, equipment suppliers and others interested in farming will be in Augusta this week for the 72nd annual Maine Agricultural Trades Show.

The three-day show, held Tuesday through Thursday at the Augusta Civic Center, is one of the state’s largest agricultural events and is hosted by the Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry.

Gov. Paul LePage is scheduled to open the event, which is free.

This year’s show will feature dozens of lectures, demonstrations and meetings involving 40 major agricultural organizations and agencies. It also includes more than 150 exhibits featuring the latest in agricultural and forestry products, equipment and services.