Sunbelt Ag Expo To Launch New Aquaculture Section
Farmers and ranchers from throughout the United States will descend on Moultrie, Ga., Oct. 16-18 to see, touch, test drive and learn about the latest agricultural technology at the 30th annual Sunbelt Ag Expo. The Expo, set for Spence Field in Moultrie, has established itself as the show to attend to see the latest and greatest in American agriculture.The Expo farm is also recognized as a research site for seed, chemical and irrigation technology as well as cutting-edge farming techniques. In the fields, visitors can tour test plots of corn, cotton and peanuts. These crops, as well as hay, are also being harvested during the show. The field demos include equipment demonstrations, equipment driving range, GMC truck driving range and turf grass demos.The Sunbelt Ag Expo continues its educational mission by providing visitors an opportunity to learn about current issues and products that could directly affect their farming or ranching operations. A variety of informational seminars and demonstrations are offered throughout the three days of the show. Seminars for livestock, goat herd health, dairy and equine are just some of the educational opportunities offered.This year the Sunbelt will be cutting the ribbon on a brand new section — aquaculture. The section will be anchored around two ponds — one focused on production fisheries and one on sport fishing. Exhibits, seminars and demonstrations will provide visitors with a variety of educational opportunities.Highlights for the 2007 event include the Virginia Spotlight State Exhibit. Virginia Tech, along with a wide variety of agencies, organizations and businesses, has put together an educational and informational exhibit. The focus of the exhibit will be Virginia agriculture and the economic impact of agriculture on the state.A new Poultry Educational Building sponsored by Georgia Poultry Equipment will showcase exhibits relating to the fast-growing poultry industry. The educational focus is a joint effort between Auburn University, Mississippi State and the University of Georgia.The dairy section will be much improved this year with not only static exhibits, but also seminars led by UGA and hands-on learning opportunities. Focusing on milk production and the importance of milk, this section offers something for even the smallest of visitors. Georgia Dairy Farmer’s mobile dairy classroom is always a favorite and this year there will be an opportunity to bottle-feed calves.The Expo’s automotive section will again offer the latest in truck technology from the major automobile manufacturers, and visitors can register for a truck giveaway. The GMC test track returns again to the field demo area. Visitors can ride a tram to the field area and take a test drive in a new GMC truck.Visitors will also have the chance to win several other major prizes, including a Massey Ferguson lawn tractor and a set of cookware valued at $1,200.Other attractions include the American Grand Finals Stock Dog Trials, antique tractor section and parade, hunting and fishing demonstrations and family living demonstrations. Admission is $7 for adults with children 6 and under admitted free with parent. No pets, golf carts or all-terrain vehicles permitted.
For more information visit www.sunbeltexpo.com or call (229) 985-1968.