Tours, Test Plots Part of Moultrie Sunbelt Ag Expo
The 28th annual edition of The Sunbelt Ag Expo will be Oct. 18-20 at Spence Field in Moultrie, Ga.The Sunbelt has established itself as “North America’s Premier Farm Show,” where farmers throughout the Southeast can see, touch, test-drive and learn about the latest agricultural technology.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 also 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.The National Animal ID System, hay and forage quality and goat herd health are among seminars on the itinerary. Exhibits and demonstrations combining education with entertainment include the American Grand Finals Stock Dog Trials, antique tractor section and parade, hunting and fishing demonstrations, family living demonstrations and the 2005 Spotlight State exhibit highlighting South Carolina. Also scheduled are cutting horse, reined cow horse and barrel racing demonstrations.Other family events include music by the Georgia 4-H Clovers & Company, the Southern States Tiny Tot Tractor Pull and hot air balloon rides.Whether a farmer or only a farmer at heart, the Sunbelt Ag Expo offers something for the entire family. For more information visit www.sunbeltexpo.com or call (229) 985-1968. Admission is $5 for adults and children 6 and under will be admitted free with parent. No pets or golf carts are allowed.