Fin Jimenez, of Scarborough, left, walks back to the barn after hopping off the tractor his sibling Fisher, was pretending to drive at Roebucks Angus farm in Turner, Maine on Sunday July 28, 2019 during the annual Open Farm Day. Credit: Russ Dillingham / Sun Journal via AP

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SCARBOROUGH, Maine — Maine Open Farm Day is still happening this year, but it will be a virtual event to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

The Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry said organizers of the event are encouraging the public to visit farms online starting July 26. Farmers will show the public a behind-the-scenes look at the work that goes into creating some of Maine’s beloved agricultural products, the department said.

Many agricultural businesses are open to the public, but farmers and state officials are asking residents to take safety precautions such as calling ahead and wearing a mask before stopping by.