The Sunbelt Ag Expo Field Day is set for July 21, barring another summer of excessive rain events.
“We’re looking forward to the field day coming up July 21. We’re going to do the drive-thru concept again that we started in 2020. It was one of the silver linings of the pandemic,” Blalock said. “Our farmers can come through between 8 a.m. and 9 a.m. the morning of July 21 and start the tour. We’ll have video on each stop. We’ll have about 35 stops.”
Chip Blalock, Sunbelt Ag Expo executive director, expressed excitement about the field day’s return following last year’s multiple cancellations due to persistent rainfall.
The half-day event will occur at the 600-acre Darrell Williams Research Farm, located at the Expo show site at Spence Field in Moultrie, Georgia. Registration is free for anyone who works in agriculture. Visitors should arrive thru Gate 2 anytime between 8 am and 9 am to begin the tour.
University and corporate researchers will be on hand to answer questions. The informal tour provides growers an option to see and focus on what research matters the most to them.
“It spreads out our crowd. It worked really well (in 2020), and we’re looking forward to doing it again this year,” Blalock said. Attendees will learn about the latest variety trials in cotton, corn and sorghum as well as the variety showcase in bermudagrass. There will also be a corn seed depth and downforce study with University of Georgia’s Simer Virk. He will highlight precision planter technology. Fertilizer trials will also be highlighted.