By Clint Thompson
It is Sunbelt Ag Expo week in South Georgia. The return of the three-day event following last year’s cancellation amid COVID-19 means more than 1,200 exhibitors and thousands of attendees visiting Spence Field in Moultrie, Georgia this Tuesday through Thursday.
Becca Turner, vice president, marketing and public relations at Sunbelt, said the show’s return this year would not be possible without the support shown by the exhibitors and vendors.
“We were extremely disappointed we weren’t able to have the show last year, really more than anything because vendors were unable to travel,” Turner said. “That is very different this year, because they are excited to be here. Most of the vendors that have been here in the past will be back again, as well as quite a few new vendors that are just looking to get back out into the industry.”
Chip Blalock, executive director of the Sunbelt Ag Expo, echoes Turner’s sentiments.
“I can’t say enough about our exhibitors. They’re like us. They’re excited to be at an in-person event like the Sunbelt Ag Expo. We’re all very cautious and will continue to be. But we can’t say enough about how much we appreciate our exhibitors staying with us throughout this unique year as we have a delayed 43rd annual Sunbelt Ag Expo,” Blalock said.
The Sunbelt Ag Expo features a 100-acre show site that adjoins to a 600-acre working farm. Attendees will be able to ride trams from the exhibit area to the fields where cotton, peanuts, corn, soybeans and hay are being harvested.
Gates will open at 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.
Virginia will be this year’s Spotlight State.