Postponed: Sunbelt Too Wet to Host Annual Field Day

Clint Thompson Georgia, Weather

By Clint Thompson

Wet weather and saturated field conditions have forced the postponement of Thursday’s Sunbelt Ag Expo’s annual field day in Moultrie, Georgia. Chip Blalock, executive director of the Sunbelt Ag Expo, announced the postponement on Monday with hopes of rescheduling the event soon.

“We really hate to postpone the field day coming up this week. We’re going to try to reschedule it in the next two to three weeks before corn harvest gets kicked in,” Blalock said. “But when you get 10 inches of rain in the last 19 days, it just makes for a big ol’ mess on the field roads. We have standing water everywhere. It just wouldn’t be conducive to having folks come through in safe manner and look at t he plots. All of our researchers and presenters are understanding. We’re just trying to look at the forecast, hopefully catch a break where we go without rain, get dried out and be able to have it sometime in August.”

According to the University of Georgia Weather Network, there has been 15.82 inches of rain recorded in Moultrie, Georgia since June 1, compared to 8.81 in 2020 and 5.79 in 2019.