Sunbelt Ag Expo a Success

Clint Thompson Alabama, Florida, Georgia

The crowd sits at the opening ceremony of the Sunbelt Ag Expo on Tuesday.

By Clint Thompson

The Sunbelt Ag Expo this week reinforced what executive director Chip Blalock already knew – farmers and industry leaders were ready for an in-person show.

This week’s 43rd annual farm show in Moultrie, Georgia educated attendees, reunited old friends and reminded the Southeast about agriculture’s importance. The three-day event was a success.

Georgia Governor Brian Kemp speaks during the Farmer of the Year luncheon.

“It’s been humbling to see the exhibits being full with the supply chain issues that all of our exhibitors are facing. They truly have showed this week the latest that the industry has to offer in technology to enhance the farmer’s economic and environmental sustainability,” Blalock said.

“The farmers have turned out. They have just been lined up out the gates every morning at 8:30 a.m. spread out through the grounds. It’s so gratifying to ride through the grounds and see interactions taking place, safe interactions.”

Now, planning can begin for next year’s Sunbelt Ag Expo, which will be held on Oct. 18-20, 2022. Expectations are high for North America’s Premier Farm Show.

“We had the hurricane the week before in 2018. We came back from that in 2019. Then we had the pandemic, and now we’re back again and looking forward to a very bright future,” Blalock said.