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Results of the 2019 Southeastern Hay Contest

Dan Alabama, Florida, General, Georgia, Industry News Release, Pasture

(Sunbelt Ag Expo-October 15, 2019) — The 2019 Southeastern Hay Contest (SEHC) presented by Massey Ferguson celebrates its 15th edition with a record of 380 entries vying for the top spot. Since 2004, the SEHC, a partnership between Auburn University, Clemson University, The University of Florida and The University of Georgia has been a key tool for promoting hay quality …

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Perdue Speaks at Sunbelt Ag Expo

Abbey Taylor Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Legislative

During Tuesday’s Farmer of the Year Award luncheon at the Sunbelt Ag Expo, one of the guest speakers was U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue. He briefly hit on a few of the issues of importance to Southeast farmers including disaster relief. Afterwards, during a quick press conference, he told Southeast AgNet’s Randall Weiseman that ag producers who applied for assistance …

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30th Year for Southeastern Farmer of the Year Award

Abbey Taylor Alabama, Florida, Georgia

During the Sunbelt Ag Expo in Moultrie, Georgia Tuesday, the 30th Anniversary of the Swisher Sweets / Sunbelt Expo Southeastern Farmer of the Year luncheon took place. Since its inception in 1990, the award has evolved into the most prestigious honor in the southeast and nation with 255 outstanding agribusiness leaders being honored for their “excellence in agriculture.” Ten states …

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Wet Start to Sunbelt Ag Expo

Dan Georgia, Weather

The 42nd Sunbelt Ag Expo is underway in Moultrie, Georgia in what has been a wet start to the annual event. There have been many questions about some of the harvest demonstrations, and a topic Expo Farm Manager Cody Mitchell discussed with Southeast AgNet’s Randall Weiseman.

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Sunbelt Ag Expo Kicks off Today

Dan General, Georgia, Industry

The annual Sunbelt Ag Expo kicks off today in Moultrie, Georgia. Expo Executive Director, Chip Blalock, says they have enhanced their youth educational programs this year. On Wednesday, COUNTRY Financial will sponsor the Youth Educational Challenges for students in 6th through 12th grade. There are various challenges lined up for them, as students can compete as an individual or as …

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Georgia Cotton Commission at Sunbelt Ag Expo

Dan Cotton, General, Georgia

The 42nd edition of the Sunbelt Ag Expo kicks off Tuesday in Moultrie, Georgia, as various groups and commodity organizations will be on hand to meet with producers, and that includes the Georgia Cotton Commission (GCC). Their Executive Director, Richey Seaton, hopes cotton producers will be able to attend. Of course cotton fields at the Sunbelt Ag Expo are a highlight each …

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Weekly Livestock Market Report Week Ending 10-11-19

Dan Alabama, Cattle, Florida, Georgia

Here are the weekly livestock market reports for Alabama, Florida, and Georgia, for the week ended October 11, 2019, compiled by the Livestock Market News Service for all three states. AL Livestock Market Report: At Alabama Livestock Auctions for the week ended October 11, 2019, receipts at 21 markets totaled an estimated 15,200 head compared to 15,702 last week and …

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Learn More about the Georgia Farm Safety Program at Sunbelt

Dan General, Georgia, Industry

Producers attending this year’s Sunbelt Ag Expo are encouraged to learn more about the Georgia Department of Agriculture’s Farm Safety Program. It started back in 2013 to help develop partnerships and relationships with farmers across the state concerning the regulatory requirements for produce safety under the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). Farm Safety Education and Outreach Associate, Elizabeth Stalvey, invites …